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  • Sweat Test

    Test Name:Sweat Test
    Epic Order Code:LAB1726  
    CPT Code:82438, 89230
    Specimen(s) Type:Sweat; 0.075 grams minimum
    Acceptable Container(s):Specially prepared flasks obtained from lab
    Testing Schedule:Monday - Friday, 7:30 am to 4 pm
    Turn Around Time:STAT: NA
     Routine: 1 hour
    Collection Information:Patient must be > 48 hours old. To schedule a Sweat Test, call Pediatric Pulmonary Function Department, Ext. 984-5205.
    Transport Information:Deliver to lab immediately. All specimens must be signed into the laboratory.
    Reference Clients:If unable to deliver to the lab immediately, store and transport gauze in vial with tight fitting cap at 2 - 8° C within 72 hours.
    Causes for Rejection:Improperly labeled, incorrect container, contaminated, insufficent quantity, incorrect/delay in transport.
    Reference Range:0 - 5 months: < 30 mEq/L
     > 6 months: < 40 mEq/L
    Additional Information:Avoid touching inner surfaces of collection flask and lid with hands or improperly cleaned instruments. Avoid touching gauze for sample collection with hands or improperly cleaned instruments.