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Electrolytes - urine

Definition

The electrolytes - urine test measures specific chemicals called electrolytes in urine. It usually measures the levels of calcium, chloride, potassium, or sodium.

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How the test is performed

How to prepare for the test

How the test will feel

Why the test is performed

Normal Values

What abnormal results mean

What the risks are

Special considerations

References

Landry DW, Bazari H. Approach to the patient with renal disease. In: Goldman L, Schafer AI, eds. . 24th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2011:chap 116.

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