An autosomal recessive genetic disease of the exocrine glands. It is caused by mutations in the gene encoding the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator expressed in several organs including the lung, the pancreas, the biliary system, and the sweat glands. Cystic fibrosis is characterized by epithelial secretory dysfunction associated with ductal obstruction resulting in airway obstruction, chronic respiratory infections, pancreatic insufficiency, maldigestion, salt depletion, and heat prostration.
No special preparation is needed for Cystic Fibrosis Sweat. Inform your doctor if you are on any medications or have any underlying medical conditions or allergies before undergoing Cystic Fibrosis Sweat. Your doctor depending on your condition will give specific instructions.
|UNISEX||All age groups||The concentration of Chloride is elevated in the sweat in positive cases|