Chloride Test - part of the Comprehensive Metabolic Panel

Chloride is a type of electrolyte. It works with other electrolytes such as potassium, sodium, and carbon dioxide (CO2). These substances help keep the proper balance of body fluids and maintain the body's acid-base balance.

This test is part of Cardio-Med's physical exam.

Normal Results

A typical normal range is 96 to 106 milliequivalents per liter (mEq/L).

What Abnormal Results Mean

A greater-than-normal level of chloride is called hyperchloremia. It may be due to:

A lower-than-normal level of chloride is called hypochloremia. It may be due to:

This test may also be done to help rule out or diagnose:


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Adapted from the U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health

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