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Also known as: Lytes
Formal name: Electrolyte Panel

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At a Glance

Why Get Tested?

To detect a problem with the body's electrolyte balance

When to Get Tested?

As part of routine health screening or when your healthcare provider suspects that you have an imbalance of one of the electrolytes (usually sodium or potassium) or an acid-base imbalance

Sample Required?

A blood sample drawn from a vein in your arm

Test Preparation Needed?