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Sodium 170


A sodium test is usually ordered with other electrolytes like potassium, chloride and bicarbonates. A measurement of these electrolytes gives an indication of electrolyte balance that has implications in several diseases. Book Sodium Test with CNC PATHLAB at the comfort of your home, today!

Specimen Type

:  Blood

Pre-test Information

:  No Special Preparation Required.

Report Delivery

:  24 Hours

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A sodium test is usually ordered with other electrolytes like potassium, chloride and bicarbonates. A measurement of these electrolytes gives an indication of electrolyte balance that has implications in several diseases. Book Sodium Test with CNC PATHLAB at the comfort of your home, today!

 

Your doctor may recommend this test for you if you show symptoms of either low or high sodium in your blood. These include:

  • Muscle cramps
  • Nausea
  • Frequent headaches
  • Swelling the body

 

Interpretations

Hypernatremia or low sodium is most commonly attributed to conditions such as Addison's disease, diarrhoea or kidney disease. Heart failure and liver cirrhosis causes water retention which leads to low level of sodium in blood. Kidney diseases that cause protein losses also lead to Hypernatremia.

A high blood sodium level is mostly attributed to inadequate water intake and dehydration. Symptoms include dry mucous membranes, thirst, agitation, restlessness, acting irrationally, and coma or convulsions if the sodium level rises to extremely high concentrations. In rare cases, hypernatremia may be due to Cushing syndrome or a condition caused by too little ADH (Anti Diuretics) called diabetes insipidus.