Used to assess the acid-base balancing ability of these ions important to the body's function
Our Electrolytes 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.
Electrolytes are important to the body’s acid-base balancing ability. Electrolytes is a common part of Kidney function test that is often prescribed as part of a routine medical examination. It is also recommended by physicians before surgery, or in emergency settings to indicate kidney function, key metabolic activities, and any imbalances in the body that need immediate attention.
The test results are indicative of the proper functioning of kidneys, giving a basic picture of the body metabolism and is a useful tool for early intervention screening and emergency treatment.
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.