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Sweat Chloride

Source  
Mnemonic

SWCL

Specimen Requirements
Specimen Handling Collections for inpatients and outpatients (children and adults) available at Alberta Children’s Hospital. Collection available at Peter Lougheed Centre for inpatients only (children and adults).
To book all collections, call 403-955-7347.
Additional Information  
Testing Location Chemistry-ACH
Testing Frequency Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday
Alternate Name(s)  Cystic Fibrosis, Sweat Test; Sweat Test
Reference Interval

Normal Range

0-29 mmol

Marginal Range

30-59 mmol
Values consistent with Cystic Fibrosis 60-160 mmol
As of March 15, 2018, interpretive ranges are consistent with consensus guidelines from the United States Cystic Fibrosis Foundation: Farrell et al. 2017. J Pediatr 18IS:S4-15.
Please page the pediatric respirologist on-call if there are any questions regarding interpretation (403-955-7211).
 
 Sweat Volume  > 14 uL