Know more about Chloride test
The symptoms that may indicate a chloride imbalance include:
high blood pressure.
A chloride test measures the level of chloride in your blood or urine. Chloride is one of the most important electrolytes in the blood. It helps keep the amount of fluid inside and outside of your cells in balance. It also helps maintain proper blood volume, blood pressure, and pH of your body fluids. Tests for sodium, potassium, and bicarbonate are usually done at the same time as a blood test for chloride.
Just like other electrolyte imbalances, the treatment of high blood chloride levels or hypochloremia is to correct the underlying cause. It includes the following causes: -
Establish and maintain adequate hydration
For particular drug treatment:
Alter or discontinue the medications (especially loop and thiazides)
For kidney disease:
Refer to a nephrologist
For hormone or endocrine causes:
Refer to an endocrinologist
Test Method 1 : During the test, blood will be drawn from a vein on the inside of your elbow or the back of your hand. The person performing the blood draw will clean the area with antiseptic to help prevent infection. Then, they will wrap your arm with an elastic band to allow the veins to fill with blood and make them more visible. They will draw a blood sample using a small needle and then cover the puncture site with gauze or a bandage.
The process takes just a few minutes.
Report available : The lab will test the blood sample within three to five days.
A person have the following symptoms should get this done: The symptoms that may indicate a chloride imbalance include:
high blood pressure