Sodium Testing (Na)
How to check your Sodium levels with a laboratory test
What Is A Sodium Test For?
Sodium is essential to normal bodily function, playing a critical role in the maintenance of normal blood pressure. Sodium also helps regulate your body's fluid balance and aids in nerve and muscle communication.
Sodium levels in the blood, as well as all body water, are regulated by the kidneys ideally within a very narrow concentration range.
Abnormal blood sodium is usually due to an issue with hormone production or thirst and results in too little (dehydration) or too much (edema) body water content.
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What If Sodium Test Levels Are High?
High blood sodium levels are usually caused by dehydration but can be caused by medical conditions such as Cushing syndrome.
How To Test Sodium?
The Sodium (Na) Test allows you to accurately check your levels of Sodium in a fingerprick blood sample.
You can check your Sodium levels by buying a laboratory test kit with a Patient Reception visit below. Your sample is then professionally analysed in an accredited laboratory for total reassurance. The Vitall Kidney Function Laboratory Test Kit includes a Sodium test and is available for just £69.
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