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Sample Type: SERUM
Method: ION SELECTIVE ELECTRODE
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Sodium is an essential mineral that is critical for fluid balance and nerve and muscle function. Body maintains sodium in a tight balance through a variety of mechanisms. Too much sodium can raise your blood pressure. This test is performed along with other electrolytes fairly routinely in all cases where fluid or electrolyte disturbances are suspected and to aid in the diagnosis of certain cardiovascular, kidney or hormonal problems
Test is performed on a blood sample. No preparation is needed. Inform your doctor about all the medicines, vitamins, nutritional supplements, herbal or ayurvedic preparations, and homeopathic medicines you are taking