Journal article

Laboratory performance of sweat conductivity for the screening of cystic fibrosis

Ronda F Greaves, Lisa Jolly, John Massie, Sue Scott, Veronica C Wiley, Michael P Metz, Richard J Mackay

Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine (CCLM) | WALTER DE GRUYTER GMBH | Published : 2018

Abstract

BACKGROUND: There are several complementary English-language guidelines for the performance of the sweat chloride test. These guidelines also incorporate information for the collection of conductivity samples. However, recommendations for the measurement and reporting of sweat conductivity are less clear than for sweat chloride. The aim of the study was to develop an understanding of the testing and reporting practices of sweat conductivity in Australasian laboratories. METHODS: A survey specifically directed at conductivity testing was sent to the 12 laboratories registered with the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia Quality Assurance Programs. RESULTS: Nine (75%) laboratories par..

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