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Test Identifier Information

 
Registration CodeSWET
Method

Chloride - mercuric thiocyanate

External Price$60.94(Exclusive of GST)
  

Specimen Collection

 
Pre-Testing Requirements

Nil

Patient SpecimenSweat collected as an in ward procedure
Sample Delivery to LabAmbient
  

Instructions for Referral to CHLabs

 
Aliquot InstructionsAt least 75 mg of sweat, preferably >100 mg Fridge
Aliquot Transport to CHLFridge
  

CHLabs Laboratory

 
DepartmentBiochemistry - Lipids, Trace Metals
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Contact Phone Number03 364 0332
Test AvailabilityBy arrangement only - please contact the laboratory
Turnaround Time1 - 7 days (assayed weekly)
Additional Information

Chloride less than 40
A sweat chloride concentration less than 40 mmol/L makes cystic fibrosis unlikely, although cases have been described. The likelihood of cystic fibrosis decreases with decreasing sweat chloride levels so that a sweat chloride less than 20 mmol/L makes cystic fibrosis extremely unlikely."

Chloride 40-60

A sweat chloride concentration between 40 and 60 mmol/L is suggestive of the diagnosis of Cystic Fibrosis. Recommend CFTR mutation analysis to confirm or clarify the diagnosis.

Chloride greater than 60

A sweat chloride concentration greater than 60 mmol/L strongly supports the diagnosis of Cystic Fibrosis. Recommend CFTR mutation analysis to confirm or clarify the diagnosis.
Less than 75 mg of sweat not able to be analysed.

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