Lab Test : Potassium, Urine

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Alternate:Urine Potassium; K, Urine
Includes:Na, K, Cl (all are resulted as a panel but test may be ordered separately)
Department:Chemistry
Phone:(937) 641-3428
SQ Code:UK , UKT
Available:Daily, 24 hours
Turnaround:Routine: 3 hours, STAT: 30 minutes
Specimen:Urine, random or timed
Volume:0.3 mL
Container:Clean plastic urine collection container with lid
Temperature:Refrigerate
Rejection:Contaminated with feces.
Normal:12.0-75.0 mmol/L
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
Method:Indirect ISE
 

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