Potassium measurements are useful in monitoring electrolyte balance in the diagnosis and treatment of disease conditions characterized by low or high blood potassium levels. Potassium is elevated in adrenal cortical insufficiency, acute renal failure and in some cases of diabetic acidosis. Potassium is decreased in diuretic administration and renal tubular acidosis.
A significant deviation from the normal range may require further evaluation by your physician.
**** Potassium, serum is included in the Comprehensive Metabolic Profile (CMP), Chem Panel, Electrolyte Panel, Kidney Function Profile.***
No fasting required.
Estimated turnaround for results is 3 business days. If confirmation testing is required, the estimated time may be extended.