Kenya Medical Laboratory Tests

Electrolytes Test in Kenya

Brief Description

it is blood test carried out to measure the level of electrolytes in the body. They include sodium"," potasium and chlorides


electrolyte panel

Patient Preparation

No special preparation is required

Sample Type

Serum or plasma

Sample volume

2ml with a minimum volume of 0.8ml

Sample collection Container

Gel-barrier tube is preffered.

Sample collection instructions

serum or plasma should be separated within 45 minutes of sample collection"," avoid hemolysis

Sample storage

Store sample at room temperature

Reference range

sodium 36-144mmol/L"," potassium 3.7-5.1 mmol/L"," chloride 97-105mmol/L

Results Turnaround

within one day of receipt of samples

Diseases / Diagnostic Indicators

High levels of electrolytes in the blood are associated with several conditions that include hypernatremia"," hyperkalemia and hyperchloremia(acidosis).Lower levels are associated with hyponatremia","hypokalemia and hypochloremia(alkalosis)