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Sodium in Chennai

Also known as Serum sodium test
You need to provide
Blood
This test is for
Male, Female
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  1. No special preparation is required.

Understanding Sodium in Chennai


What is Sodium in Chennai?

The Sodium test measures the amount of sodium in the blood. It is available at an affordable price in Chennai with Tata 1mg labs. Sodium is an essential electrolyte that helps regulate water balance, maintain blood volume, and ensure proper functioning of the nerves and muscles. This test is done as part of a routine health checkup to evaluate your overall health. It can help diagnose and monitor conditions that affect the body's water balance, such as dehydration, kidney or liver disease, or heart failure.

Abnormally high levels of sodium, known as hypernatremia, can occur due to excessive water loss or high sodium intake. It may cause symptoms like thirst, agitation, or restlessness. Conversely, lower-than-normal levels of sodium, or hyponatremia, could indicate conditions like kidney disease or heart failure and may result in symptoms like nausea, headache, confusion, or seizures.

What does Sodium measure?

The Sodium test measures the amount of sodium in your body. Sodium is present in all body fluids and is found in the highest concentration in the extracellular fluid. The body absorbs the required amount of sodium through dietary salts, and the kidneys eliminate the remaining sodium. The body keeps your blood sodium within a regular and steady range by following three mechanisms:

  • By producing hormones that control the elimination of sodium through urine, such as natriuretic peptides and aldosterone.

  • By producing hormones that prevent water loss, such as antidiuretic hormone (ADH).

  • By controlling thirst (an increase in blood sodium level can make you thirsty and cause you to drink water, returning your sodium to normal).

These mechanisms regulate the amount of water and sodium in the body and control blood pressure by keeping the amount of water in check. When the sodium level in the blood changes, the water content in your body changes. These changes can be associated with dehydration, edema, and changes in blood pressure.

Answers to Patient Concerns & Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Sodium in Chennai


Frequently Asked Questions about Sodium in Chennai

Q. Why do I need the Sodium test?

Your doctor may suggest the Sodium test if you show symptoms such as excessive thirst, decrease in the frequency of urination, muscle spasms and cramps, irritability, confusion, and seizures.

Q. Can an increase in salt intake raise my sodium levels?

Yes, increasing salt intake can raise your sodium levels and too much salt in the diet can lead to high blood pressure, heart disease, and stroke.

Q. What other tests can be prescribed by the doctor in case the results of the Sodium test are not normal?

Other tests that may be prescribed when blood sodium levels are not normal include a urine sodium test, electrolytes test, kidney function test, liver function test, blood phosphate test, or electrocardiogram (ECG).

Q. Can I schedule the Sodium test online in Chennai near me?

Yes. In Chennai, you can schedule the Sodium test near you with Tata 1mg Labs. The test is easy to book, cost-effective, and available with a comprehensive report.

Q. Is a home sample collection facility available for the Sodium test in Chennai?

Yes, Tata 1mg Labs offers a home sample collection facility for the Sodium test in Chennai. You can also select the date and time for sample collection and schedule the test at your convenience.

Q. How can I schedule the Sodium test with Tata 1mg Labs in Chennai?

If you want to schedule the Sodium test with Tata 1mg Labs in Chennai, the procedure is fairly easy and hassle-free. Follow these steps to book a test: 1). Visit the Lab Tests section on the Tata 1mg website. 2). Add the test you want in the cart. 3). Pick a time and date slot according to your convenience; however, do consider the necessary prerequisites while scheduling a test. 4). You will receive a notification with all the details once the test is scheduled.

Q. What is the price of the Sodium test in Chennai?

Tata 1mg Labs is a pocket-friendly platform for booking lab tests. In Chennai, the Sodium test is available at an affordable price of Rs. 200.

Q. How long does Tata 1mg Labs take to provide the reports of the Sodium test in Chennai?

At Tata 1mg Labs, we understand the importance of timely results. We strive to provide fast turnaround times for test results, allowing you to promptly get the information you need. On average, we take 12 hours to provide the reports of the Sodium test in Chennai.
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Sodium test price for other cities


Price inKolkataRs. 210
Price inBangaloreRs. 210
Price inNew DelhiRs. 180
Price inGurgaonRs. 180
Price inMumbaiRs. 159
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