Chloride - Serum

Chloride - Serum

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Chloride blood test is used to detect abnormal concentrations of chloride in certain conditions like diarrhoea, vomiting, Weakness, and respiratory distress.

This Test Includes

Serum Chloride (Cl)

Test Instructions

Total parameters available: 1 Parameter Names:

  • Chloride - Serum

Test Instructions/Precautions:

  • Alcohol: Please abstain from alcohol before the test
  • Medication :Any pre-existing medication should only be stopped after consultation with the referring Physician
  • Fluids Allowed : Water only


Soft Copy (Portal/Email) : If the sample is collected before 12 noon then the report will get delivered as per Reporting Time / Maximum TAT (Turn Around Time) indicated with the test. For samples collected after 12 Noon, 12 hours may be added to the Report Turn Around TimeHard Copy : Delivered at home upon request. A small convenience fee may apply.

Why it is Done

As a part of basic metabolic panel or an electrolyte panel. This is recommended:

  • In cases of suspected acidosis or alkalosis.
  • If you have an acute condition with symptoms like weakness, fatigue, prolonged vomiting, difficulty in breathing.
  • To monitor certain problems like high blood pressure, heart failure, liver or kidney disease.

What is this test

The Blood Chloride Test is usually ordered as part of a basic metabolic panel, which is ordered frequently as part of a routine physical. It may be ordered when acidosis or alkalosis is suspected or you have an acute condition with symptoms that may include the following like prolonged vomiting and/or diarrhea, weakness, fatigue, respiratory distress.