Vermeulen F1, Lebecque P2, De Boeck K3, Leal T4.
J Cyst Fibros. 2016 Dec 22. pii: S1569-1993(16)30666-X. doi: 10.1016/j.jcf.2016.11.008. [Epub ahead of print]BACKGROUND: The sweat test is the current gold standard for the diagnosis of cystic fibrosis (CF). CF is unlikely when sweat chloride (Clsw) is lower than 30mmol/L, Clsw>60 is suggestive of CF, with intermediate values between 30 and 60mmol/L. To correctly interpret a sweat chloride value, the biological variability of the sweat chloride has to be known.METHODS: Sweat tests performed in two centers using the classic Gibson and Cooke method were retrospectively reviewed (n=5904). Read More