Sweat Chloride Test

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Also known as: Sweat test; iontophoretic sweat test

At a Glance

Why Get Tested?

When to Get Tested?

When a newborn or infant has symptoms that suggest cystic fibrosis, such as frequent respiratory infections and chronic cough, persistent diarrhoea, foul-smelling bulky greasy stools, and malnutrition; and as a follow-up, confirmatory test to help diagnose CF

Sample Required?

A sweat sample collected using a special sweat stimulation procedure