Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics
Name
Sweat Chloride

CMH Lab Section
Toxicology/TDM

Specimen Requirements
Sweat, 75 mg or more as measured by testing section

Availability
Routine

Turn Around Time
Batched testing done at 1 PM Monday-Friday

Special Instructions
Do not write on pre-weighed collection containers
Collection bottles should be handled with gloves

Methodology
Chloridometer

Ranges
Interpretation:

Greater than 6 months:
Negative: <0-39 mmol/L
Borderline: 40-59 mmol/L
Positive: ≥ 60 mmol/L

Less than or equal to 6 months:
Negative: 0-29 mmol/L
Borderline: 30-59 mmol/L
Positive: ≥60 mmol/L

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