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SWEAT CHLORIDE (SWT)

Department: Esoteric Chemistry
Test Synonym(s): SWT
CPT Codes: 82438
Methodology: Digital Chloridometer
Reference Range: Normal: All values below 40 mmol/L of Chloride. Borderline: All values between 40 - 60 mmol/L of Chloride. Consistent with Cystic Fibrosis: All values over 60 mmol/L of Chloride
Tube Type: Sweat Chloride vial
Specimen: Sweat
Minimum Volume: 75 mg from each site
Days Performed: Monday - Friday
Times Performed: Day shift only
Special Instructions: Schedule with Respiratory Care, 615-936-2994

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