Ferric Chloride Test

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Overview brief

Ferric Chloride test measures the levels of chloride in the blood. Chloride is an electrolyte that helps balance the amount of fluid inside and outside of cells. It also helps maintain blood volume, blood pressure, and the pH of body fluids.

What is Ferric Chloride test?

The ferric chloride test is used to determine the presence of phenols in a given sample.


Why is Ferric Chloride test suggested?

Ferric Chloride is suggested if the patient suffers from the following symptoms:

  • Vomiting
  • Hypotension
  • Sore throat.

How is Ferric Chloride test performed?

Ferric Chloride test is a simple and easy test the procedure follows:

  • A small sample of blood is taken from the patient’s body.
  • The blood is sent to the lab for analysis.


What are the parameters measured in the Ferric Chloride Test?

Ferric Chloride test measures the level of chloride in the blood.

Preparation before the Ferric Chloride Test.

The patient has to schedule the Ferric Chloride Test. beforehand. The preparation for the test includes:

  • Checking medical history with the doctor before the test

Post-care after Ferric Chloride Test.

The simple post-care after Ferric Chloride Test are:

  • The patient should keep the bandage on for at least five hours.
  • The patient should avoid heavy lifting for the next five hours.
  • The patient should drink extra fluids for a day or two.

Sample types of Ferric Chloride Test.

Ferric Chloride Test is done by collecting only one sample:

  • Intravenous blood sample


Side effects of Ferric Chloride Test.

Side effects of Ferric Chloride Test are typically minor, and may include:

  • Minor swelling at the site of the injection
  • Lightheadedness or dizziness.

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