Equis ISSN 2398-2977

Blood: biochemistry - sodium

Synonym(s): Na

Contributor(s): Annalisa Barrelet, Kathleen P Freeman, Frank Taylor

Overview

  • Present mainly in extracellular fluid.
  • Controlled by kidneys and important in regulation of fluid balance.
  • Useful indicator of fluid balance and renal function.

Sampling

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Tests

Methodologies

  • Ion-selective electrode (ISE) method electrode system.

Availability

  • Widely available.

Technique (intrinsic) limitations

  • Test results only significant in conjunction with other laboratory results and clinical findings.

Result Data

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Further Reading

Publications

Other sources of information

  • Kaneko J J, Harvey J W & Bruss M L (1997) EdsClinical Biochemistry of Domestic Animals.5th edn. Academic Press, Boston.

Organisation(s)

  • Veterinary commercial laboratories, State diagnostic laboratories or Veterinary College laboratories.


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