|Alternate:||Urine Potassium; K, Urine|
|Includes:||Na, K, Cl (all are resulted as a panel but test may be ordered separately)|
|SQ Code:||UK , UKT|
|Available:||Daily, 24 hours|
|Turnaround:||Routine: 3 hours, STAT: 30 minutes|
|Specimen:||Urine, random or timed|
|Container:||Clean plastic urine collection container with lid|
|Rejection:||Contaminated with feces.|
|Uses:||Aid in monitoring kidney function, fluid and electrolyte balance and acid-base balance. Renal function test useful in disorders of aldosterone secretion. Renal loss of more than 30 mEq/day in a hypokalemic hypertensive patient may indicate primary aldosteronism.|
|Limitations:||Hemolyzed blood in urine|
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