Why to get tested?
To determine if there is a problem with your body's electrolyte balance or acid-base (pH) balance and to monitor treatment; as part of a routine health checkup
When to get tested?
As part of a standard electrolyte panel or metabolic panel or when your healthcare practitioner thinks that your signs and symptoms may be due to an electrolyte imbalance
What sample needed?
A blood sample drawn from a vein in your arm; sometimes a random or 24-hour urine sample
What preparation I need before test?