Chloride

Chloride is an important anion in serum and essential in maintaining the anion-cation-balance in the body.

Reference Ranges

Adults95 – 105 mmol/L
Children
1 – 7 days96 – 111 mmol/L
7 – 30 days96 – 110 mmol/L
1 – 6 months96 – 110 mmol/L
6 months – 1 year96 – 108 mmol/L
> 1 year96 – 109 mmol/L
Each laboratory should check if the reference ranges are transferable to its own patient population and determine own reference ranges if necessary. For diagnostic purposes, the results should always be assessed with the patient’s medical history, clinical examinations and other findings.

Increased in

  1. Prolonged diarrhoea
  2. Renal tubular disease
  3. Hyperparathyroidism
  4. Dehydration

Decreased in

  1. Prolonged vomiting
  2. Burns
  3. Salt-losing renal disease
  4. Over hydration
  5. Thiazide therapy

Conversion

Use our conversion tool to quickly convert between conventional units and SI units

mg/dL
mmol/L

Print

< All Reference Ranges