Electrolytes

The electrolyte panel is used to detect, evaluate, and monitor electrolyte imbalances.It may be ordered as part of a routine exam or to help evaluate a chronic or acute illness. It may be ordered at intervals to help monitor conditions, such as kidney disease and hypertension, and to monitor the effectiveness of treatment for known imbalances.

 

Electrolytes Panel          $39.95

Electrolytes are electrically charged minerals that are found in body tissues and blood in the form of dissolved salts. They help move nutrients into and wastes out of the body’s cells, maintain a healthy water balance, and help stabilize the body’s pH level. The electrolyte panel measures the main electrolytes in the body: sodium (Na+), potassium (K+), chloride (Cl-), and carbon dioxide (total CO2).