Sodium (Na) in Blood
What Affects the Test
Reasons you may not be able to have the test or why the results may not be helpful include:
- Taking medicines, such as birth control pills, Reference corticosteroids Opens New Window, Reference antibiotics Opens New Window, estrogens, tricyclic antidepressants, heparin, Reference nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) Opens New Window, diuretics, lithium, and many medicines used to treat high blood pressure.
- Having high levels of glucose, Reference triglycerides Opens New Window, or Reference protein Opens New Window.
- Getting sodium in intravenous (Reference IV Opens New Window) fluids given during a recent surgery or hospitalization.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: Reference September 4, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Reference Avery L. Seifert, MD - Urology