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A simple and disposable sweat collector.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1761019     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Apart from in cystic fibrosis, where sweat analysis provides valuable diagnostic information, sweat yields remain an overlooked biological fluid. Technical problems (dilution, condensation, contamination, evaporation, etc.) linked to currently available collection procedures are of concern and thwart their use. To overcome some of these technical difficulties, an original sweat-collection technique is described. A collection capsule is created inside a flexible, adhesive and disposable anchoring membrane pasted onto the skin. A fluid-tight window is positioned in the upper part of the pocket and gives access to its content. Through the collection window, complete emptying of the sweat collector can be achieved repeatedly by suction using a vacutainer tube inserted in a tube holder equipped with a long dull needle. With prior addition of a suitable marker, fractional samplings can also be performed using a precision micropipette. This collecting method allows for kinetic studies on sweat rate and sweat content. The limited bias-inducing manipulations linked to the described technique, coupled with the ease of performing kinetic studies on sweat volume and content, make this original tool a reliable and accurate sweat-collection technique.
G R Brisson; P Boisvert; F Péronnet; H Perrault; D Boisvert; J S Lafond
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of applied physiology and occupational physiology     Volume:  63     ISSN:  0301-5548     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur J Appl Physiol Occup Physiol     Publication Date:  1991  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-02-07     Completed Date:  1992-02-07     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0410266     Medline TA:  Eur J Appl Physiol Occup Physiol     Country:  GERMANY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  269-72     Citation Subset:  IM    
Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique (INRS-Santé), Québec, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Cystic Fibrosis / metabolism
Electrolytes / metabolism
Exercise Test
Lactates / metabolism
Specimen Handling / instrumentation*
Sweat / chemistry*
Sweating / physiology
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Electrolytes; 0/Lactates
Erratum In:
Eur J Appl Physiol 1993;66(6):552

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