Electrolyte Indications

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  1. Calcium
    parathyroid function
  2. Chloride
    diagnosis of acid base disorders and correction of hypokalemic alkalosis
  3. Phosphate
    r/t calcium levels and parathyroid hormone levels
  4. Magnesium
    • renal function
    • electrolyte status
    • magnesium metabolism
  5. Potassium
    • monitor for imbalance, evaluate acid-base imbalances
    • monitor acidosis and DKA (ie renal failure, intestinal obstruction)
  6. Sodium
    • renal and adrenal disturbances
    • acid-base balance
    • changes in water balance
    • dehydration
    • water intoxication
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Electrolyte Indications
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