sweat test

noun

Definition of sweat test 

: a test for cystic fibrosis that involves measuring the subject's sweat for abnormally high sodium chloride content

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The most common way to diagnose CF is a sweat test — a painless test measuring the concentration of salt in a person's sweat. Tess Koman, Cosmopolitan, "What It's Like to Live With a Disease No One Understands: "There Was Barely Any Oxygen Getting to My Brain"," 9 Aug. 2016

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1978, in the meaning defined above

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sweat test

noun

Medical Definition of sweat test 

: a test for cystic fibrosis that involves measuring the subject's sweat for abnormally high sodium chloride content

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