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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 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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, (601) 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, insufficient 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.