Electrolytes Test66+ booked in last 3 days
The blood and other body fluids have minerals that carry an electric charge. These are called as Electrolytes and perform many important functions in the body. The most common electrolytes that you may know already are: Sodium, Potassium, Chloride. This test is primarily used to assess the acid-base balance.
Frequently Asked Questions
Mild forms of electrolyte imbalances usually sort itself out and may not require testing and treatment. Loss of fluid from the body will cause electrolyte imbalance; vomiting, diarrhoea, excessive sweating in high temperatures. Some kidney disorders will cause electrolytes to be imbalanced.
Your doctor may order this test for you if you have recently experienced severe loss of fluids or if the doctor suspects that you have a kidney disorder
Electrolytes are minerals that are found in body tissues and blood in the form of dissolved salts. As electrically charged particles, electrolytes help move nutrients into and wastes out of the body's cells, maintain a healthy water balance, and help stabilize the body's acid/base (pH) level.
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