Also Known As
Cl Test, Serum Chloride Test
The Purpose of a CI Blood Test
Your body relies on electrolytes to maintain optimal fluid and pH balance. Common electrolytes include sodium, potassium, and chloride. Chloride is a marker that’s often tested as part of regular health checkups, but it can also be used to diagnose and help treat certain medical conditions. Among them:
- Heart failure
- High blood pressure
- Liver or kidney disease
- Metabolic disease
- Diabetic acidosis
What Does Chlolide Blood Work Measure?
The Cl blood test checks the level of chloride in your blood.
Who Should Take a Cl Lab Test?
You may want to take a chloride lab test if you’re experiencing the signs and symptoms of an electrolyte imbalance, including:
- Chronic vomiting
- Difficulty breathing
Doctors often recommend a comprehensive test every year to check chloride and other health markers. Chloride is often included as part of a standard electrolyte panel or metabolic panel.
Chloride Lab Test Preparation
You don’t need to take any special precautions prior to your Cl blood work.
Chloride Blood Work Results
Normal results typically fall between 96 and 106 mEq/L. Lower numbers may indicate issues such as lung disease, heart failure, or Addison disease. High chloride levels can signal kidney disease, metabolic acidosis, or significant dehydration.
Depending on the results, you may need to get further blood work, such as diabetes, heart health, or kidney function tests. If you need help determining your next steps, schedule a telehealth visit with one of our board-certified doctors.
Where Can I Get a Chloride Blood Test Near Me?
Want to take control of your health? Order a test from Personalabs. We have a comprehensive collection of health tests, and you can get your blood work done at any of our 4,000-plus lab locations across the country, thanks to our partnerships with Labcorp and Quest Diagnostics.
Here’s how the process works:
Step 1: Select the test you want to purchase from our online store and download the corresponding lab order. (You don’t need a doctor’s approval, depending on which state you live in.)
Step 2: Use the lab locator to find the closest facility in your city and make an appointment. Some facilities may also offer walk-in testing.
Step 3: Bring the Cl lab test order to have your blood drawn.
Step 4: You’ll get your test results in your confidential Personalabs portal, typically within 2 to 10 business days. If you need a specific turnaround time, contact us and we will reach out to the lab on your behalf.
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