What is a Sodium (Na) test?
Sodium is a type of electrolyte. Electrolytes are electrically charged minerals that help to maintain fluid levels and the balance of chemicals in your body called and . This sodium also helps your nerves and muscles work properly.
When is the Sodium (Na) test recommended?
It is recommended:To measure the water and electrolyte balance of the body upon the accumulation of excess body fluids or oedema.At regular intervals to monitor the progress of the condition and treatment efficacy while undergoing treatment for hypertension and diseases of the kidney, adrenal gland, or liver.As a part of regular health, check-ups to measure sodium levels in the bloodTo analyse the patients who are receiving diuretic therapy, intravenous fluids, or dialysis
What does it measure?
The Sodium (Na) test measures:The concentration of sodium in the blood. Sodium is an essential body electrolyte that, along with potassium, chloride, bicarbonate, etc., helps to maintain the normal fluid and pH balance in the body.It is also vital for cellular metabolism, the activity of nerves and muscles, and the transmission of impulses between them. Sodium is present in all body fluids and is found in the highest concentration in the blood and extracellular fluid. This sodium is supplied to the body principally through the dietary salts (sodium chloride, or NaCl), and a small portion of sodium is absorbed through other food items.This required portion is absorbed by the body, and the remaining is excreted by the kidneys through urine.
How long will the reports take?
You will get the reports within 6 hours after the collection of the blood sample.
What is the cost of the Sodium (Na) test in Bangalore?
The cost of the Sodium (Na) test in Bangalore is Rs. 170.
How often should I get tested for the Sodium (Na) test?
The Sodium (Na) test is prescribed by your doctor after a complete assessment of your symptoms and conditions.
What are the normal values for the Sodium (Na) test?
What is the type of sample required?
We require a blood sample for this test.
What time should I get the test done?
This test can be taken at any time during the day.
Is fasting required for the Sodium (Na) test?
Fasting is not required for this test.
Any other precautions to be taken before getting myself tested for the Sodium (Na) test?
There are no specific precautions for this test.
How can I book a Sodium (Na) test in Bangalore?
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Why should I book a Sodium (Na) test with Orange Health Labs in Bangalore?
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