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At a Glance
Why Get Tested?
To give your healthcare provider important information about your body's metabolism, including the current status of your kidneys as well as electrolyte and acid/base balance and level of blood glucose
When to Get Tested?
As part of a routine health exam; when you are hospitalized, in the emergency room
A blood sample drawn from a vein in your arm
Test Preparation Needed?
You may need to fast for 10-12 hours prior to sample collection; follow any instructions you are given.