Sweat test

sweat test

(Science: investigation) A test used to diagnose cystic fibrosis. Two metal electrodes are placed on the skin of an arm or leg.

Very low voltage electricity is used (only a tingling is felt) to measure the concentration of sodium and chloride in the sweat.

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