INTERPRETATION:Increased sodium levels in the blood in relation to water is called hypernatremia Causes of hypernatremia may include kidney disease, lack or little water intake or loss of water due to diarrhea and/orvomiting. Decreased sodium levels is called hyponatremia . This occurs with diseases of the liver, kidney, burn victims and those who suffer from congestive heart failure and other conditions. Increase potassium levels is called hyperkalemia and Decrease potassium levels is called hypokalemia.Since potassium is normally excreted by the kidneys, disorders that decrease the function of the kidneys can result to hyperkalemia.can seriously affect the nervous system and increases the chance of arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats). Increased chloride levels is hyperchloremia Elevated levels are seen in diarrhea, some kidney disease and sometimes in overactive parathyroid glands. Decreased chloride levels is hypochloremia Chloride is normally lost in the urine, sweat and stomach secretions but an excessive loss can happen from heavy sweating, vomiting and adrenal gland or kidney disease. Calcium test is performed to check the total amount of calcium in your blood. This includes ionized calcium as well as all the calcium bound to proteins.The test may be done If you have signs of kidney disease, certain kinds of cancers, or problems with your parathyroid gland,to monitor progress and treatment of these disease
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