This panel test measures the main Electrolytes and carbon dioxide i levels in your blood.
in your body. These are sodium, chloride, potassium, and carbon dioxide.The cells in your body carefully balance fluids and electrolytes. Electrolytes are electrically-charged minerals.
Electrolytes move fluid in and out of your cells. They carry nutrients into the cells and waste products back out. They keep your body’s fluids in balance and help keep your body working normally, including your heart rhythm, muscle contraction, and brain function.They help keep your water level normal and your pH level stable. They help the acids and bases in your blood stay in balance.
An Electrolyte panel test can help determine whether there’s an electrolyte imbalance in the body.For example, if you use certain medications such as Diuretics or Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors, you may need this test. The drugs treat high blood pressure.