What are the Electrolytes (Na+, K+, Cl) tests?
Electrolytes are minerals that are present in the blood and the body tissues. They are essential for metabolism, proper nerve and muscle functioning, maintenance of proper water balance, and proper blood pH (acid-base balance). The serum electrolyte test includes a group of tests to measure the following Electrolytes: sodium (Na+), potassium (K+), and chloride (Cl-).
When are the Electrolytes (Na+, K+, Cl) test recommended?
It is recommended:To assesses the problems in the water and pH balance of the body.To assess the appearance of symptoms that indicate neuromuscular conditions like muscular weakness, irregular heartbeats, cardiac arrhythmia, etc.At regular intervals to monitor the progress of the condition and treatment efficacy while undergoing treatment for hypertension, kidney diseases, and metabolic acidosis.It monitors patients who are receiving diuretic therapy, intravenous fluids, or dialysis.It is done as a part of the check-up to diagnose kidney diseases.
What does it measure?
The Electrolytes (Na+, K+, Cl) test measures:Sodium: It is found in most parts of the body. It is also found in the fluid outside of the body’s cells, which helps to regulate the amount of water in the body.Potassium: This electrolyte is found mainly inside the body’s cells. A small but vital level of potassium is found in the plasma, the liquid portion of the blood. Potassium plays a very important role in regulating muscle contraction. It helps in monitoring the potassium levels, which is important as small changes in the potassium level can affect the heart’s rhythm and ability to contract.Chloride: This electrolyte moves in and out of the cells to help and maintain electrical neutrality (concentrations of positively charged cations and negatively charged anions must be equal) and its level usually mirrors that of the sodium. Due to its close association with sodium, chloride also helps to regulate the distribution of water balance in the body.
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 Electrolytes (Na+, K+, Cl) test in Gurgaon?
The cost of the Electrolytes (Na+, K+, Cl) test in Gurgaon is Rs. 400.
How often should I get tested for the Electrolytes (Na+, K+, Cl) test?
The Electrolytes (Na+, K+, Cl) test is prescribed by your doctor after completing the assessment of your conditions.
What are the normal values of the Electrolytes (Na+, K+, Cl) test?
Sodium: 137–145 mmol/LPotassium: 3.5–5.1 mmol/LChloride: 98–107 mmol/L
What is the type of sample required?
This requires a blood sample for the test.
What time should I get the test done?
This test can be taken at any time during the day.
Is fasting required for an Electrolytes (Na+, K+, Cl) test?
Fasting is not required for this test.
Any other precautions to be taken before getting myself tested for an Electrolytes (Na+, K+, Cl) test?
There are no specific precautions for this test.
How can I book an Electrolytes (Na+, K+, Cl) test in Gurgaon?
Log into www.orangehealth.in and submit your details. Our highly trained, professional, and vaccinated eMedics will be at your doorstep within 60 minutes or at the time booked by you.
Why should I book an Electrolytes (Na+, K+, Cl) test with Orange Health Labs in Gurgaon?
Orange Health Labs is the fastest diagnostic lab. With us, you can get tested at home within 60 minutes of placing an order anywhere in Gurgaon. Our trained, professional, and vaccinated e Medic will be at your doorstep at the time selected by you. Your sample is safely transported at the optimal temperature to our NABL accredited and ICMR-approved lab. The results will be delivered to you faster too!