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Chloride Test

Chloride Test

A chloride is an electrolyte present in the human body that helps in maintaining a proper fluid and acid-base balance in the body. A Chloride blood test is used to detect the abnormal blood chloride levels which help the physicians in diagnosing certain health conditions. Physicians usually ask to monitor other electrolytes level as well along with chloride to monitor diseases related to kidney, heart, liver, and also high blood pressure. This is done because it is very important to have a proper balance between all the electrolytes so that your muscles, nerves, and heart can function normally and whether the electrolytes are in perfect balance or not can be determined by this test only. If lately, you have been facing problems related to excessive fatigue, frequent vomiting, prolonged diarrhea, breathing problems or muscle weakness then you may be required to undergo the chloride blood test.

In order to get accurate results, you will be asked not to drink and eat anything at least 8 hours before the test. If you are taking some medicines then it is better that you disclose all the details to your physician prior to the test. You may be asked to discontinue some medicines before undergoing this test. All other details will be made available to you at the laboratory prior to the test.

As mentioned earlier, a chloride blood test is used to identify the level of abnormal chloride in your body. The following things can be concluded from the test:

Normal range of chloride is between 96-106 mEq/L. If the chloride levels are high then you are said to have hyperchloremia. If the chloride levels are low, then you are said to have hypochloremia. Whatever be the result, it is better that you show it to your doctor for the accurate interpretation.

This test will hardly take few minutes time and you will hardly feel anything. The blood will be drawn from a vein present on the inside of your elbow or from the back of your hand. The person conducting the test will first clean the area with an antiseptic to help prevent infection.

An elastic band will be used to wrap your arm so that the veins fill the blood and become more visible. A small needle will be used to draw blood from a vein and then the puncture site will be covered with gauze or a bandage. The collected blood sample will be stored in a vessel and will be sealed with your name. The collected sample will be then examined at the laboratory, which will usually take around 3 to 5 days.

Specimen
Serum (preferred) or plasma
Volume
1 mL
Container
Red-top tube, gel-barrier tube, or green-top (lithium heparin) tube.
Type Gender Age-Group Value
Chloride
Unisex
All age groups
96 - 106mEq/L
Average price range of the test is between Rs.100 to Rs.1250 depending on the factors of city, quality and availablity.

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What is Chloride Test?
Preparation for Chloride Test
Uses of Chloride Test
Procedure for Chloride Test
Specimen Requirements
Normal values for Chloride Test
Price for Chloride Test
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