Appointments

866.320.4573

Request an Appointment

Questions

800.223.2273

Contact us with Questions

Expand Content

Electrolytes

These substances in the blood that help regulate the proper balance of body fluids. Electrolyte levels are useful in detecting kidney, heart and liver disease, and the effects of certain medications (such as diuretics or some heart pills).

Sodium

Normal range:

  • Male: 135-146 mmol/L
  • Female: 132-148 mmol/L

Magnesium

Normal range adult: 1.6-2.4 mg/dL

Potassium

Normal range adult: 3.5-5.0 mmol/L

Reviewed: 09/11

This information is about testing and procedures and may include instructions specific to Cleveland Clinic. Please consult your physician for information pertaining to your testing.

Talk to a Nurse: Mon. - Fri., 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. (ET)

Call a Heart & Vascular Nurse locally 216.445.9288 or toll-free 866.289.6911.

Schedule an Appointment

Toll-free 800.659.7822

This information is provided by Cleveland Clinic and is not intended to replace the medical advice of your doctor or health care provider. Please consult your health care provider for advice about a specific medical condition.

© Copyright 2015 Cleveland Clinic. All rights reserved.

HealthHub from Cleveland Clinic

Read the Latest from Our Experts About » cctopics » Heart & Vascular Health
Being Married Can Lower Your Risk of Heart Attack
3/5/15 8:14 a.m.
Marriage can be good for your heart. Studies show that the risk of ever getting a heart attack is lower among married couples and that married couples do better when heart ...
by Heart & Vascular Team
Pilot Heart Health: Keeping You Safe in the Sky
3/4/15 8:04 a.m.
Just as a pilot’s plane needs maintenance for safety, the pilot himself needs regular checkups for his own heal...
How Almonds Can Improve Your Heart Health
3/4/15 7:00 a.m.
Sometimes, it’s okay to go a little bit nutty – especially if that means upping your intake of almonds. Native ...
What New Legislation About Physician-Industry Relationships Means to You
3/2/15 8:45 a.m.
As a health care consumer, there are important details that you should know about a well-intentioned but misgui...
Plant-Based, Lower-Fat Diet May Benefit Kids Most
3/2/15 8:00 a.m.
Researchers have long been telling us that a heart-healthy diet can benefit children as well as adults. A new s...