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Chlorides Test 200


A chloride test measures the amount of chloride in your blood.

Specimen Type

:  Blood

Pre-test Information

:  No Special Preparation Required.

Report Delivery

:  24 Hours

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What is Chlorides Test?

A chloride test measures the amount of chloride in your blood.

 

Why take Chlorides Test ?

A chloride test helps in understanding if you have a kidney or adrenal gland problems. It also helps find the reason for high blood ph.

 

Signs:

  1. Frequent Vomiting
  2. Diarrhoea
  3. Breathing trouble
  4. Severe dehydration

 

More About Chlorides Test

Chloride accounts for about 75% of negatively charged ion in the body and hence serves as one of the main electrolytes of the body. Chloride, additionally to potassium and sodium, assist the conduction of electrical impulses when dissolved in bodily water. 
In addition to its functions as an electrolyte, chloride combines with hydrogen within the stomach to form hydrochloric acid, a strong digestive enzyme that's liable for the breakdown of proteins, absorption of other metallic minerals, and activation of intrinsic factor, which helps absorb vitamin B12. 

Reference range depends on age, gender and medical history. A typical normal range is 96 - 106 milliequivalents per liter (mEq/L).

Chloride deficiency is extremely rare but when it occurs causes the blood to turn overly alkaline and can cause a life threatening condition called as Alkalosis. The most common cause of elevated levels of chloride in the blood (hyperchloremia) is dehydration, but can also occur with other problems that cause high blood sodium, such as Cushing syndrome or kidney disease. Low levels of chloride occur in prolonged vomiting, congestive heart failure, chronic lung diseases, Addison disease etc.