Urine Sodium

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Overview brief

 Urine Sodium blood test is done to check the sodium levels in the urine to diagnose issues related to kidney failure.

What is Urine Sodium test?

Urine Sodium  test helps in detection of excess of sodium in the blood. The test is generally conducted after the sodium levels are found to be  high in the sodium blood test. High sodium levels in the body is directly linked to kidney failure.

Why is Urine Sodium test suggested?

 Urine Sodium test is done when the patient experiences the following symptoms,

  • Dehydration
  • Kidney problems.
  • Diarrhea and water loss.
  • Release of excess Antidiuretic hormone in the blood.

How is Urine Sodium test performed?

Urine Sodium is a complication free urine test,

  • A container is given to the patient in order to collect the urine.
  • After urine is collected, the sample is given to the nurse.
  • The samples are sent to the lab.

What are the parameters measured in Urine Sodium test?

The Urine Sodium test is conducted to check the levels of sodium in the urine.

Preparation before Urine Sodium test

Preparations required before performing Urine Sodium test,

  • Discuss the medical history with the doctor and also tell about the medications you are on.
  • You may be asked to drink some amount of water before the test.

Post-care after Urine Sodium test

Urine Sodium test does not require any special post care,

  • The patient can go home after the sample collection.
  • Follow up with the doctor, in case of pain or discomfort.

Sample types of Urine Sodium test

Urine Sodium requires only one sample:

  • Urine

Side effects of Urine Sodium test?

Urine Sodium test has no side effects. But patient may experience,

  • A little discomfort while collecting the urine.

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