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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In addition to biological variability and some CF transmembrane conductance regulator mutations, false negative sweat testing may occur due to technical errors (13).
Data from 2005 from the Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital CF clinic cohort in Cape Town indicated that the median age of diagnosis and survival age during the preceding 33 years were 6 months and 19.8 years, respectively.[3] Absence of newborn screening, limited access to sweat testing for diagnosis and restricted availability of expensive CF medications (such as inhaled rhDNAse) or lung transplantation are barriers to improving CF survival in SA.
- US-based sweat testing specialist ELITechGroup Biomedical Systems has release the new FDA-cleared Macroduct Advanced Sweat Collection System, the company said.
Newborns identified with meconium ileus should also have sweat testing performed before a diagnosis of CF may be made (13).
Massie, "The relevance of sweat testing for the diagnosis of cystic fibrosis in the genomic era," Clinical Biochemist Reviews, vol.
"Sweat testing in opioid users with a sweat patch," Journal of Analytical Toxicology, 20(6): 393-397.
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.
[3.] Clarke A., Burn J.: 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.