Discipline - Clinical chemistry
Electrolytes (sodium, potassium, chloride and bicarbonate )
Electrochemical or optical methods on semi-automated or automated chemistry analyser
First added in 2018
Changed in 2020
Determination of Physiological Status
To monitor fluid, electrolyte and acid–base balance; Note: When used for emergency or critical care, results are time-sensitive.
Summary of SAGE IVD recommendation
General In vitro diagnostics tests are the general core and routine laboratory tests for clinical chemistry, haematology, blood transfusion, microbiology (virology, bacteriology, parasitology and mycology) and histopathology. These tests were selected on the basis of the scientific validity of an analyte, i.e. the association between an analyte and a clinical condition or physiological state; and clinical utility. Many of these tests are required for effective management of patients and have already been described in WHO publications.