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Where do I go to get a sweat test done?

Where do I go to get a sweat test done?

Your physician: Your general practitioner should be able to provide this for you but if she can not, she can definitely direct you to a clinic that can. ...Read more

Dr. William Singer
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Sweat Chloride Test (Definition)

The sweat chloride test is the first line test for diagnosing cystic fibrosis. The results may be abnormal (diagnosis of CF), normal (CF very unlikely) or intermediate (possible CF, needing further testing). In young babies the intermediate range is very broad, because the sweat ...Read more


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Where is a sweat test usually done? At a hospital?

Where is a sweat test usually done? At a hospital?

Peds office: Sweat tests are mostly done to detect the presence (or not) of cystic fibrosis in a patient. This is an important distinction for treatment of a patient who has a positive test as well as having some implications for the genetic lineage in a given family. ...Read more

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Do I have to get some blood tests before doing a sweat test?

Do I have to get some blood tests before doing a sweat test?

No: Sweat chloride testing at an accredited testing center is the standard way to diagnose cystic fibrosis. You do not have to get any other tests first to make the results of the sweat chloride test valid or meaningful. However, if your symptoms suggest cystic fibrosis, you might have had several tests first, including a chest x-ray and possibly blood work for pneumonia and/or diarrhea. ...Read more

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I am having a thermoregulatoru sweat test done because i don't sweat and have hypotension. Can this detect cancer if i fail and no sweating happens?

I am having a thermoregulatoru sweat test done because i don't sweat and  have hypotension. Can this detect cancer if i fail and no sweating happens?

No: You are having this test because you have an autonomic nervous system dysfunction. This is not associated with cancer. Having low blood pressure can be helped by eating 6 small meals a day and doing exercise while lying done. The core program by a physical therapist is very helpful. Be sure to check 25-oh vit d and restore to normal levels. Use unprocessed salt on your food , avoid alcohol. ...Read more

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Is sweat test a very common procedure?

Is sweat test a very common procedure?

No: The sweat test is for the determination of cystic fibrosis and there are not a great amount of patients upon whom this information is needed. If you suspect this condition in your offspring, see your pediatrician for a referral. ...Read more

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Does being dehydrated affect the outcome of a CF sweat test?

Possible: You may not be able to obtain an appropriate sample for testing. ...Read more

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If CF could you pass the blood screening and not the sweat test?

If CF could you pass the blood screening and not the sweat test?

Yes: Depending on what "blood screening" you are referring to, overall, the answer is yes. A screening test is designed to pick up most cases of a disease, but some do fail to be picked up. The sweat chloride test is considered the gold standard test for cf. ...Read more

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Cystic fibrosis sweat test -- who gives it?

Cystic fibrosis sweat test -- who gives it?

DNA vs. sweat tests: For sweat tests, do not trust a laboratory which is not accredited by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. "Sweat tests should be done at a Cystic Fibrosis Foundation-accredited care center". See http://www.cff.org/AboutCF/Testing/ ...Read more

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