Potassium - DHA Laboratory

Lab Testing



SKU: 001180


Product Description

**Note: All laboratory testing requires an authorizing physician. DHA Laboratory offers a patient direct program that partners you with an authorizing physician. If you have any additional questions regarding the availability of testing, please contact our laboratory by telephone or email.**


The Potassium test is used to evaluate electrolyte balance; patients on diuretic therapy and with renal diseases, particularly salt-losing nephropathy.

This test evaluates:

  • Acidosis
  • Alcoholism with delirium tremensL
  • Etoacidosis in diabetes mellitus
  • Acid-base balance, water balance; manage intravenous therapy
  • Anion gap
  • Muscular weakness
  • Leukemia
  • Diseases of the gastrointestinal tract including laxative abuse, large villous adenomas, emesis, fistulas and tube drainage

The Potassium test is also used to detect, diagnose, and manage mineral corticoid excess (primary aldosteronism, Cushing Syndrome, tumor with ectopic ACTH production, some cases of congenital adrenal hyperplasia); licorice ingestion. Potassium is increased in oliguria, anuria, urinary obstruction, renal failure due to shock (decreased removal of potassium), and renal tubular acidosis.



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