Chloride (Cl)

Chloride which is a negatively charged ion, represents one of the blood components called electrolytes, The role of electrolytes (+ and – charged ions) help control the amount of fluids, the acid base balanceof the body and osmolality of the body fluids.
Interpretation:Chlorure may be low if there is a loss due to prolonged vomitting, diarrhea, sweating and high fever. Bicarbonate, corticosteroid, diuretic and laxative containing drugs also alter the chloride balance of the body. If the levels are high(hyperchloremia), kidney failure or kidney disorders, diabetes insipidus or diabetic coma may be the reason, as well as loss of body fluids because of vomitting, diarrhea, sweating and high fever leading to water imbalance of the body As chlorine work with other positively charged electrolytes like Sodium and Potassium, in balancing the acid – base ratio, fluid Exchange between the body tissues, its decreased levels may lead to feeling sick and dehydrated.
Sample: Arm vein blood. Nonfasting
Working day: Everyday
Result Time: 2 hours