Serum Electrolytes

Serum Electrolytes

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Electrolytes are minerals that are found in the cells of body and blood. They help to move nutrients into cells in the body and move waste products out of them. The serum electrolyte panel includes test for sodium, potassium, chloride and bicarbonate levels in your body. 

This Test Includes

Sodium (Na)

Serum Chloride (Cl)

Potassium (K)

Calcium - Serum

Test Instructions

Total parameters available: 3

Parameter Names:

  • Sodium (Na)
  • Potassium (K)
  • Chloride (Cl)

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

Reports

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

Electrolyte tests are commonly ordered to detect and monitor the treatment effectiveness of certain conditions like
  • High blood pressure (hypertension)
  • Dehydration
  • Obesity related problems
  • Heart failure
  • Lung diseases
  • Liver and kidney disease.
They are also used if you are using certain medications which can cause imbalance in these electrolytes.

What is this test

The Serum Electrolyte panel includes tests to measure for the levels of sodium, potassium and chloride in your body. It is frequently advised by doctors during acute as well as chronic conditions.