Exceptional correlation with standard methods
A correlation coefficient of r=0.98 was obtained with another commercially available method
With a sensitivity of 35.8 mmol/l, it will comfortably detect levels outside of the healthy lower level of 96 mmol/l
Stable to expiry when stored at 15-25°C
- Mercuos (II)-Thiocyanate
- Liquid ready-to-use reagents
- Stable to expiry when stored at 15-25°C
- Measuring range
- 35.8 – 205 mmol/l in serum
- 58.2 – 168 mmol/l in urine
What is the Chloride assay used for?
Chloride is a chemical the human body needs for metabolism (the process of turning food into energy). It also helps keep the body’s acid-base balance. Chloride is taken into the body through food, and is mostly absorbed by the gastrointestinal tract. The normal blood concentration remains steady, with a slight drop after meals. The amount of chloride in the blood is controlled by the kidneys. Therefore, a disturbance in the blood chloride levels is often related to kidneys, and hypochloremia may occur.
Causes of hypochloremia may include:
- Loss of fluids from prolonged vomiting, diarrhea or sweating
- Drugs such as bicarbonate, corticosteroids, diuretics, and laxatives