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Chloride Blood Test

Chloride Blood Test is useful for measuring the amount of chloride in the blood.  

Sample Report

Test Code: 001206

Also Known As: Serum chloride test

Methodology: Ion-selective electrode (ISE)

Preparation: No special preparation required.

Test Results: 1-3 days. May take longer based on weather, holiday or lab delays.

Sample Report

Test Code: 330

Also Known As: Serum chloride test

Methodology: Ion Selective Electrode (ISE)

Preparation: No special preparation required.

Test Results: 2-3 days. May take longer based on weather, holiday or lab delays.

Description

Chloride is an electrolyte that works with potassium, sodium, and carbon dioxide to assist in keeping the body's fluid levels regulated and to balance the body's acid-base.  

This test can monitor certain conditions such as:

  • high blood pressure
  • heart failure
  • kidney disease
  • liver disease

Indications of a chloride imbalance may include the following:

  • frequent vomiting
  • muscle weakness
  • excessive fatigue
  • high blood pressure
  • prolonged diarrhea
  • breathing problems
  • excessive thirst

 

 

 

 

 

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