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Electrolytes Serum Test: Costs, Purpose, Normal Range and Interpretation

Electrolytes Serum Test
  • Sample Type : Blood
  • Parameters : 3
  • Report Time : 24/48 Hrs
  • Home Collection: Yes
  • Fasting : Not Required
  • Age Group: All
OFFER PRICE:  ₹450 ₹700 30% off


Electrolytes Serum Test
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Electrolytes Serum Test (3 Tests Included)

  • Chloride
  • Potassium
  • Sodium

Electrolytes or serum electrolytes are electrically-charged particles that play a crucial role in controlling the amount of fluids in your body, the acid-base balance, muscle and nerve activities, and heart rhythm, etc. Thus, maintaining optimal serum electrolytes levels is essential for your holistic well-being. 

An electrolytes serum test measures the amount of electrolytes in your body. Some of the key electrolytes are:

  • Sodium - This electrolyte helps control the fluid levels in your body, and ensures the optimal functionality of your nerves and muscles. 
  • Chloride - Apart from helping control the fluid levels in your body, this electrolyte helps maintain healthy blood volume and pressure. 
  • Potassium - Helps your heart and muscles function optimally. 
  • Bicarbonate - Helps maintain your body’s acid-base balance and eliminate carbon dioxide through your bloodstream. 

Test is leveraged to gauge the levels of all these crucial electrolytes to minimise your risk and exposure to health complications, such as kidney diseases, hypertension, and arrhythmia (irregular heart beat), etc. Your healthcare provider might also suggest an anion gap test and a blood gas test to determine why certain electrolytes levels are high or low.  

Why Do I Need Electrolytes Serum Test? 

Your healthcare provider will recommend this test to gauge your serum electrolytes level 

  • As a part of your routine blood screening process.
  • As a part of your comprehensive metabolic panel process. 
  • To check your fluid balance. 
  • To check your acid-base balance.
  • If you are exhibiting symptoms, such as nausea, vomiting, confusion, weakness and irregular heart rhythm. 
  • To assess your potential risk for kidney diseases, heart diseases and hypertension. 

How To Prepare For Electrolyte Panel Testing?

To prepare for tes test,  follow these steps: Consult your healthcare provider, inform them about medications, avoid intense exercise, follow fasting instructions, If given and provide accurate medical history.

What Happens During  Electrolyte Panel Testing?

Testing only takes a few minutes. 

  • As per the scheduled time of the blood test, a lab technician who usually takes blood samples will arrive.
  • A thin needle will be used to draw blood from your arm’s vein.
  • The needle might cause a mild pinch and some discomfort.
  • The lab technician then fills a collection tube with blood and then removes the needle from the skin.
  • They place a small bandage on the arm.

Should you call for the blood test at home to check your Electrolytes level or get it done by a medical professional at your preferred nearest clinic? 

Can I Take Electrolytes Test At Home?

Yes, You can order a Electrolytes Test At home. HealthcareOnTime's at-home lab testing service in association with Thyrocare, provides a convenient and efficient way to get important medical tests done from the comfort of your place, without the need for a doctor's visit or a trip to a lab. It is always preferable to consult with a healthcare provider about any concerns regarding your test results.

How Much Does Serum Electrolytes Test Cost?

Are you curious about the serum electrolytes test price? At HealthcareOnTime, we are dedicated to delivering cost-effective solutions to keep you informed about your electrolyte levels.

The serum electrolytes test cost can vary based on several factors, including your location, the healthcare provider you choose, and your insurance coverage. However, we are delighted to offer this essential test at an affordable rate of just INR 450! Our prices not only remain competitive in the market but also uphold the highest quality standards.

In India, the cost of an Electrolytes Serum Test can vary, but we strive to provide accessible healthcare services to all. We are committed to ensuring that essential tests like this are affordable and widely available.

You received your test results but still need help determining if they fall under the normal range. Read this section to understand whether your results are within the serum electrolytes test normal range or not.

What Does Electrolytes Serum Test Results Mean?

Optimal serum electrolytes levels are desirable and thus, either too high or too low electrolytes levels might be an indicator of underlying health complications. 

  • A high Sodium value, also known as Hypernatremia, involves dehydration symptoms, mostly caused by inadequate fluid intake, diarrhoea, diuretics medications, and kidney dysfunctions, etc. 
  • A high Potassium value, otherwise known as Hyperkalemia, does not accompany any notable symptoms and is mostly linked with kidney disease or kidney failure.
  • High levels of chlorides can be caused due to chronic dehydration, metabolic acidosis and kidney disease. 
  • High bicarbonate content in your body may mean that your body has lost too much acid due to vomiting and dehydration. 

hat Is Serum Electrolytes Normal Range?

Serum electrolytes normal values are:


Normal Level


136 to 144 mmol/L


3.7 to 5.1 mmol/L


97 to 105 mmol/L


22 to 30 mmol/L


8.5 to 10.2 mg/dL


1.7 to 2.2 mg/dL 


What Medical Conditions Can Cause Abnormal Serum Electrolytes Levels? 

While serum electrolytes normal levels are essential for your holistic well-being, there are several factors that might lead to either an abnormally high or low level of electrolytes. 

The results of your serum electrolytes test report depend on factors, such as:

  • Consuming too much or too less fluids 
  • Losing fluid balance due to vomiting and dehydration
  • Certain medications, such as diuretics, antacids and Blood Pressure  medications

Medical conditions that may cause fluctuations in your serum electrolytes levels are: 

  • Kidney diseases - May disrupt the acid-base balance in your body causing abnormally high or low electrolytes levels. 
  • Diabetes - Uncontrolled blood sugar levels may cause certain electrolytes count to go up or down
  • Acidosis - Too much acid build-up in your bloodstream due to abnormal bicarbonate levels
  • Alkalosis - One of the key acid-base spectrum disorders, it is caused due to excess base build-up in your body. 
  • Water intoxication - Too much fluid may lead to electrolyte imbalance
  • Substance abuse disorder - Excess use of substances may trigger excess water and electrolytes excretion. 

At HealthcareOnTime, we understand that scheduling medical appointments and tests can be challenging; hence we offer convenient and affordable home testing facilities PAN-India. With HealthcareOnTime, you can enjoy the primary benefit of at-home lab testing, eliminating the need to visit a medical facility or clinic. Being a Thyrocare partner, we provide the best prices for the Uric Acid test at home, ensuring cost-effectiveness without compromising on quality. 

We also provide comprehensive health checkup packages and full body checkups at affordable rates. With our health packages, you can proactively assess your overall health and detect any underlying conditions. Say goodbye to the hassle of visiting medical facilities as at-home sample collection makes the process easier for you. Trust in our partnership with Thyrocare to deliver accurate results. Take control of your health today with HealthcareOnTime's convenient and affordable services.

Schedule an electrolytes serum test with HealthcareOnTime right away. We are your go-to destination for availing tests in an easy, quick and hassle-free manner. 

Disclaimer: Although we have endeavoured to provide accurate information on this page, we strongly recommend that you seek advice from your doctor before relying on any of the test ranges or lab-test recommendations mentioned herein.


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