Chloride, Blood
(Chloride)

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  • Cl

Chloride is part of the electrolyte panel, along with sodium, potassium, and carbon dioxide. Large amounts of salt intake can lead to high chloride levels. Chloride levels are used to assess the acid/base balance of your blood and overall fluid status, and are used to diagnose dehydration, Addison's disease, vomiting and diarrhea, congestive heart failure, Cushing's syndrome, anemia, kidney dysfunction, and multiple myeloma. There are many medications that may affect blood chloride levels.

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