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Test ID: KCCL    
Potassium, Serum

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

81390

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

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 diabetic ketoacidosis 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

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

Potentiometric, Indirect Ion-Selective Electrode.
Also available as part of an Electrolyte Panel. 

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

Potassium, S

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

K and Na (Potassium and Sodium) Plasma or Serum (ORDER 8468)
K+ and Na+ (ORDER 8468)
Na+ and K+ (ORDER 8468)
Potassium and Sodium, Plasma or Serum