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Urine Electrolytes

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  • urine electrolytes
    • urine potassium
    • urine sodium
    • urine chloride

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Gender: Both
Age group: All age group
The urine electrolytes test helps to measure electrolytes in the urine. It measures the levels of sodium, chloride, potassium, and calcium. Electrolytes are the minerals that are essential for the body's metabolism, for the proper functioning of the nerve and muscle, for maintenance of blood pH, and water balance. The urine electrolyte test is done: • As a routine check-up • To determine the cause of electrolyte imbalance • In case of dehydration • In case of blood pressure problems • In case of edema • To monitor the ongoing treatment for electrolytes imbalance

Frequently asked questions

The right method to collect a urine sample is to collect midstream urine. Discard the first few drops of urine as it might contain the microorganisms present on the surface of the genitals. It is advised to clean the genitals and surrounding area before the collection of a urine sample.
The urine culture might contain the growth of different types of bacteria if the initial stream of urine is collected for a urine sample as the bacteria present inside and outside the urinary tract are different. The genital area is cleaned and the skin around it before giving the sample. Discard the initial stream of urine and collect mid-stream urine for accurate results.
The signs and symptoms of electrolyte imbalance include headache, confusion, nausea, vomiting, loss of energy, fatigue, drowsiness, muscle weakness, spasms or cramps, seizures, and coma.
Low levels of sodium are known as hyponatremia and high levels of sodium are known as hypernatremia.
Low levels of potassium are known as hypokalemia and high levels of potassium are known as hyperkalemia.
Imbalance of electrolyte levels can be prevented by drinking lot of water, and drinks containing electrolytes.
Yes, please inform your doctor if you are taking any medicines or supplements as it might interfere with the test results.
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