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Test ID: KBF    
Potassium, Body Fluid

Secondary ID A test code used for billing and in test definitions created prior to November 2011

8028

NY State Approved Indicates the status of NY State approval and if the test is orderable for NY State clients.

Yes

Useful For Suggests clinical disorders or settings where the test may be helpful

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.

Method Name A short description of the method used to perform the test

Indirect Ion-Selective Electrode (ISE)

Reporting Name A shorter/abbreviated version of the Published Name for a test; an abbreviated test name

Potassium, BF

Aliases Lists additional common names for a test, as an aid in searching

K (Potassium) Body Fluids