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- Introduction to Cystic Fibrosis
- The History of CF
- History of CF and Diagnostic Testing
- Pathophysiology of CF
- Clinical Presentation
- Overview of Clinical Characteristics
- Pulmonary Disease
- Pancreatic Disease
- Sweat Gland Involvement
- Gastrointestinal and Liver Disease
- Reproductive System
- Which of the following pathogens is associated with CF pulmonary disease?
- Which of the following statements concerning the sweat of patients with CF is TRUE?
- Laboratory Diagnosis of CF
- Sweat Testing
- Sweat Testing
- Sweat Stimulation
- Sweat Collection
- Collecting An Adequate Sweat Sample
- Quantitative Sweat Analysis
- Screening Tests for Sweat
- Reference Intervals for Sweat Chloride
- Reference Intervals for Sweat Conductivity
- Quality Assurance for Sweat Testing
- CF is the only disorder that will result in increased sweat chloride concentrations.
- When performing sweat testing for CF diagnosis, how long is sweat stimulated by iontophoresis and how long is it collected?
Level of instruction: Intermediate
Intended Audience: Medical laboratory scientists, medical technologists, and technicians. This course is also appropriate for medical laboratory science students and pathology residents.
Author information: Vicky LeGrys, DA, MT(ASCP) is a professor in the Division of Clinical Laboratory Science in the School of Medicine at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill where she is responsible for the lecture and laboratory courses in Biochemistry, Clinical Chemistry, and Quality Assurance. She holds a Doctorate of Arts and a Master of Science in Medical Technology from Catholic University of America, Washington DC with a major in Clinical Chemistry.
Reviewer information: Rebecca J. Laudicina, PhD, MLS(ASCP)CM is Professor Emeritus in the Division of Clinical Laboratory Science at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Medicine. She obtained a Master of Education and PhD in Educational Psychology from Temple University. She is the author of numerous hematology-related publications.