Chloride is an important mineral found in our body fluids, the substance usually occurs in the form of salts and we need it for a normal fluid balance.
The test is for you who want to gain insight into how your kidneys are doing and whether you may be affected by reduced kidney function.
This is how it works: The test is a blood test that is carried out at the selected sampling unit.
Sample response: You normally have a response within 6 banking days after taking the sample. The test answer is sent digitally to your e-mail. Together with your test results, you will receive a report in English about your values and the doctor's comment.
Remember: Bring valid identification with you when taking the sample.
As chloride is important for the body's normal fluid and salt balance, the substance is good to analyze when assessing the functionality of the kidneys.
Chloride belongs to the group of electrolytes together with potassium and sodium, among others. In interaction with these and other electrolytes, chloride acts for the body's cells to function normally and for the kidneys to be able to regulate the fluid and salt balance in the body. Chloride is part of the stomach's hydrochloric acid and contributes to a functioning digestion.
Chloride is found in ordinary table salt, which consists of sodium and chloride, which together become sodium chloride. Sodium chloride is found naturally in milk, a glass of milk provides about 30% of the daily need for chloride.
Decreased or low levels of chloride are seen with loss of hydrochloric acid from the gastrointestinal tract, with heavy sweating, conditions with increased bicarbonate content in plasma, treatment with certain drugs such as e.g. diuretics, hormonal disorders, kidney disease.
Elevated levels of chloride are seen in metabolic acidosis, a condition that occurs with elevated hydrogen ion concentration in body fluids. The condition is especially seen in people with diabetes or kidney failure. Hyperosmolality, dehydration, a condition that occurs when the body does not take in more fluid than it gets rid of.
The symptoms of chronic kidney failure, or chronic kidney failure, develop slowly. They can only appear when kidney function becomes so impaired that waste products begin to accumulate in the blood, then they can express themselves like this:
The marker chloride is also measured in Health checkup Man and Health checkup Woman.
The sampling is performed by experienced staff at one of our clinics in Stockholm and Gothenburg. Test results and (including any travel certificate) are sent digitally via e-mail.
We will always send you the test result within the same day.
Simple, safe and smooth sampling.
The sample is sent for analysis.
The result is sent digitally.