Early diagnosis and treatment can significantly improve both the quality of life and the lifespan of children born with cystic fibrosis. The proven diagnostic effectiveness of analyzing chloride ions in sweat makes it vital to perform this test soon after birth.
Wescor, an Elitech Group Company, has long been an innovator in the laboratory diagnosis of cystic fibrosis with the Macroduct Sweat Collection System. The Macroduct System has been approved by the U.S. Cystic Fibrosis Foundation for the stimulation and collection of sweat.
The ChloroChek Chloridometer is a perfect diagnostic companion to the Macroduct System. ChloroChek is intended for the quantitative in vitro diagnostic determination of chloride in human sweat using the principle of coulometric titration. Sweat chloride measurements are used in the laboratory diagnosis of cystic fibrosis.