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International Journal of Analytical Chemistry
Volume 2015, Article ID 164974, 7 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/164974
Review Article

Recent Developments in Sweat Analysis and Its Applications

1Department of Natural Resources Engineering and Management, University of Kurdistan, Hewler 44003, Iraq
2University College of Pharmacy, University of the Punjab, Lahore 54000, Pakistan
3Department of Pharmacy, University of Sargodha, Sargodha 40100, Pakistan
4Department of Chemistry, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Abbottabad 22060, Pakistan
5Department of Chemistry, University of Education, Attock Campus, Attock 43600, Pakistan
6Department of Biosciences, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Islamabad 45320, Pakistan
7Department of Pharmacy, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Abbottabad 22060, Pakistan

Received 13 November 2014; Revised 4 February 2015; Accepted 5 February 2015

Academic Editor: Frantisek Foret

Copyright © 2015 Saima Jadoon et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Currently, the clinical use of sweat as biofluid is limited. The collection of sweat and its analysis for determining ethanol, drugs, ions, and metals have been encompassed in this review article to assess the merits of sweat compared to other biofluids, for example, blood or urine. Moreover, sweat comprises various biomarkers of different diseases including cystic fibrosis and diabetes. Additionally, the normalization of sampled volume of sweat is also necessary for getting efficient and useful results.