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Electrolyte Blood Test Panel

The Electrolyte Panel is performed to check for kidney problems, acids in your blood, a sodium or potassium problem and diabetes.

Sample Report

Test Code: 303754

Also Known As: EP; Lytes

Methodology: Ion-selective electrode (ISE); enzymatic

Preparation: No special preparation required.

Test Results: 1-2 days. May take longer based on weather, holiday or lab delays.

Sample Report

Test Code: 34392

Also Known As: EP; Lytes

Methodology: See Individual Tests

Preparation: No special preparation required.

Test Results: 1-2 days. May take longer based on weather, holiday or lab delays.

Description

The electrolyte panel is used to identify an electrolyte, fluid, or pH imbalance in the blood. 

An electrolyte blood test panel may be ordered as part of a routine screening or as a diagnostic aid when a person has signs and symptoms, such as: 

  • Fluid accumulation (edema)
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Weakness
  • Confusion
  • Irregular heart beat (cardiac arrhythmias)

Electrolyte measurements may be used to help investigate conditions that cause electrolyte imbalances such as dehydration, kidney disease, lung diseases, or heart conditions. 

Test Includes: Carbon dioxide; chloride; potassium; sodium.

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