sweat testing

sweat testing

Neurology A test used to identify defects of the autonomic nervous system; in contrast to ST for cystic fibrosis–which evaluates a specific component of sweat–ie, Cl, Na+, ST determines whether sweating is occurring at all; failure to sweat indicates a defect in the efferent sympathetic pathway between the hypothalamus and the skin or, far less commonly, lack of sweat glands, which occurs in ectodermal dysplasia. Cf Sweat test.
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He helped develop the National Guidelines for acute asthma in children, sweat testing and neonatal screening.
The CF Foundation (CFF) published specific guidelines for sweat testing performed by laboratories across the United States.
We also did sweat testing and had some people from Loughborough here to help.
Sweat testing to identify female carriers of X-linked hypohidrotic ectodermal dysplasia.
Physicians in our environment have become increasingly aware of this atypical form of CF and have a lower threshold for diagnostic testing, including sweat testing and genotyping.
Sweat testing for cystic fibrosis: Standards of performance in Australia.
In keeping with the overall NBS notification and reporting practices, the designated follow-up person from the CF NBS program should identify the primary care provider (PCP), notify that person of the positive screen result, and recommend that the infant be referred for quantitative pilocarpine iontophoresis sweat testing, which is the diagnostic test for cystic fibrosis.
PR3-ANCA, MPO-ANCA and sweat testing were negative.
They had a few other events planned, but they wanted to do some sweat testing.
Sweat testing is performed by stimulating sweat production by pilocarpine iontophoresis; sweat is collected on pre-weighed gauze pads, and couiometric titration is used to measure the chloride concentra-tion.
Tiger underwent in-depth scientific sweat testing, which was designed to cater to his own specialized hydration and nutrition strategies.