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Electrolytes DETAILS

Used to assess the acid-base balancing ability of these ions important to the body's function

PROCEDURES TO ORDER TEST

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  • Select the most convenient laboratory to use from the list of partnered laboratory (Map or drop-down list).
  • Make your payment using your Verve, Mastercard or Visa card on our secured card payment processing engine, or Direct Bank Transfer through Paystack or Remita.
  • After payment, selected Laboratory gets notification and begin to expect you for sample collection with no further payments necessary during visit.
  • You need not waste productive time, waiting for test result, leave immediately to your business/work.
  • Simply await SMS notification to access your result in your secured dashboard (When desired, you may visit the laboratory later to pick up the hard copy.

SAMPLES NEEDED

Our Electrolyte Panel test basically consists of Sodium (Na), Potassium (K), Chloride (Cl), and Bicarbonate (HCO3). To perform this test you will need to visit your laboratory of choice for the collection of a Blood sample.

TEST BACKGROUND INFORMATION

Electrolytes are chemicals that dissociate in solution and conduct an electrical current. They are important to the body’s acid-base, electrical, and hydrostatic stability. Electrolytes are mainly acquired through the diet. Major electrolytes include sodium (Na+), potassium (K+), chloride (Cl-), bicarbonate (HCO3-), and phosphate (HPO42-).

One of the characteristics of electrolytes that make them important to the body is their acid-base balancing ability. Certain electrolytes, such as bicarbonate and phosphate, act as buffers. Buffers help body fluids like blood maintain a narrow pH range in the face of fluctuating levels of acidifying and alkalizing by-products. In the absence of buffers, blood and other fluids are susceptible to rapid and damaging pH changes. Another reason electrolytes are important is their electrical conductivity. Electrically active cells, such as muscle cells and neurons, rely on electrolytes to transmit electrical impulses vital to their function.

Disclaimer: Laboratory test results are NOT to be interpreted as a "stand-alone" item. Test results have to be interpreted after correlating with suitable clinical findings and additional supplemental information/tests. The meaning of your tests results will be explained by your healthcare providers, based on additional information you provide them.