Electrolyte Test


An electrolyte test is a blood test to find out the electrolyte levels in the body (electrolyte imbalance). The measurement of electrolytes can also be done through a urine test. The main electrolytes include - sodium, potassium, chloride, and bicarbonate.
The electrolyte test is carried out as a routine examination or along with other medical tests.

Other names -

  • Electrolyte panel
  • Electrolyte blood test
  • Electrolyte lab test
  • Serum electrolyte test

Electrolyte Test Cost in India


Test Type Blood test or urine test
Preparation No Fasting Required.No other special preparations are required.
Report 24 to 36 hours
Electrolyte test costs in Hyderabad Rs.250 to Rs 600 approximately.
Electrolyte test costs in Vizag Rs. 250 to Rs. 600 approximately.
Electrolyte test costs in Nashik Rs. 200 to Rs. 600 approximately.
Electrolyte test costs in Aurangabad Rs. 200 to Rs. 600 approximately.
Electrolyte test costs in Nellore Rs. 200 to Rs. 500 approximately.
Electrolyte test costs in Chandanagar Rs.250 to Rs 550 approximately.
Electrolyte test costs in Srikakulam Rs. 250 to Rs. 500 approximately.
Electrolyte test costs in Sangamner Rs. 250 to Rs. 550 approximately
Electrolyte test costs in Kurnool Rs. 200 to Rs. 500 approximately.
Electrolyte test costs in Kakinada Rs. 200 to Rs. 500 approximately.

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An electrolyte test cost in India at different locations may vary.

Book an electrolyte test at Medicover Hospitals. Call us at   040-68334455

Normal electrolyte Range -


The normal range of serum electrolytes in the blood is as follows -

Sodium (Na+) -

  • Adults: 136 to 145 mEq/L
  • Children: 138 to 146 mEq/L
  • Adults over age 90: 132 to 146 mEq/L

Potassium (K+) -

  • Adults: 3.5 to 5 mEq/L
  • Children: 3.4 to 4.7 mEq/L

Chloride (Cl-)

  • Adults: 98 to 106 mEq/L
  • Children: 90 to 110 mEq/L

Bicarbonate -

  • Adults: 23 to 28 mEq/L
  • Children: 20 to 28 mEq/L

For any abnormal findings, you must consult a doctor.

Book an appointment with our nephrologist at Medicover hospitals.

Frequently Asked Questions


The doctor may recommend this test if you experience the following symptoms, such as -

  • Nausea and/or vomiting
  • Weakness
  • Confusion
  • Irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia)

The lab technician will collect a blood sample from the vein in your arm and place it in a test tube or vial. It will be sent to a laboratory for further testing.

No special preparation is needed for the electrolyte panel test.

No, there are no risks involved with the electrolyte test.

This test is done to find out the electrolyte imbalance in the body. If the levels of electrolytes are disturbed, then it can lead to serious health problems such as kidney disease, high BP, heart problems, etc.

The abnormal electrolyte levels may indicate the following conditions -

  • Kidney disease
  • Heart disease
  • Diabetes
  • Dehydration
  • Consume unsweetened coconut water, fruit juices.
  • Eat bananas, avocado, watermelon, dairy products, etc.
  • Try electrolyte infused drinks.

The seven electrolytes found in the body are -

  • Sodium
  • Potassium
  • Chloride
  • Magnesium
  • Phosphate
  • Calcium

You can check the electrolyte levels with either a blood or urine test.

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