Synonyms/Also Known as
Sodium, Potassium, Chloride, Bicarbonate, BloodGases, Osmolality, BUN, Creatinine, Glucose
Why get tested?
To detect body's any electrolyte imbalance.
When to get tested?
As part of routine screening test, when suspecting imbalance of electrolytes such as sodium, potassium etc.
Test preparation needed
No special preparation required
About The Test
How is it used
1. What are the causes of electrolyte imbalance?
Prolonged diarrhoea, vomiting, dehydration and burns can cause electrolyte imbalance.
2. What are the symptoms of electrolyte imbalance?
Weakness, muscle spasms, irregular heart rate, numbness, confusion, lethargy, seizures, irregular blood pressure etc.
3. What is the treatment for an electrolyte imbalance?
Treatment includes supportive treatment, electrolyte replacement and treating the underlying cause.