Potassium, Body Fluid
NY State Approved Indicates the status of NY State approval and if the test is orderable for NY State clients.
Measurement of serum potassium is used for evaluation of electrolyte balance, cardiac arrhythmia, muscular weakness, hepatic encephalopathy, and renal failure. Potassium should be monitored during treatment of many conditions but especially in ketoacidosis of diabetes mellitus and any intravenous therapy for fluid replacement.
Special Instructions and Forms Describes specimen collection and preparation information, test algorithms, and other information pertinent to test. Also includes pertinent information and consent forms to be used when requesting a particular test
Indirect Ion-Selective Electrode (ISE)
Reporting Name A shorter/abbreviated version of the Published Name for a test; an abbreviated test name
K (Potassium) Body Fluids