What is a Sodium test?
This test is useful in assessing sodium levels in the body, acid-base balance, water balance, water intoxication, and dehydration.
Why get the Sodium test?
To determine whether your sodium level is within normal limits; as part of an electrolyte panel or metabolic panel to help diagnose and determine the cause of an electrolyte imbalance; to help monitor treatment for illnesses that can cause abnormal sodium levels in the body.
When to take this test?
AnytimeEvery 6 monthsNo particular precautions are required, unless it is recommended by your doctor.Sodium