Lab Testing



SKU: 001180


Product Description

**NOTE: All laboratory testing requires an authorizing physician in order to complete the laboratory testing

The Potassium test is used to evaluate electrolyte balance; followed 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.

This test requires a blood draw

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