What To Think About
- The results from a blood or urine chloride test do not provide enough information to diagnose a specific disease or problem. Your doctor will talk with you about how your results may be caused by your symptoms or past health.
- Potassium chloride (found in salt substitutes) can lower your blood chloride levels but raise your urine chloride levels.
- Tests for sodium, potassium, and bicarbonate usually are done at the same time as a blood test for chloride. For more information, see the topics Reference Sodium (Na) in Blood, Reference Potassium (K) in Blood, and Reference Bicarbonate.
- The skin sweat test for chloride is used to test for Reference cystic fibrosis Opens New Window. For more information, see the topic Reference Sweat Test.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: Reference March 26, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Reference Thomas M. Bailey, MD - Family Medicine