Investigation : Potassium
Specimen type : Serum
Spec container : Serum Gel 
Volume required : 5 ml
Reference range : 3.5 - 5.3 mmol/L
Turnaround : <24 hours

Unhaemolysed specimen required. Potassium measurements are susceptible to EDTA contamination, click here

Do NOT place samples for
plasma potassium measurement
in the fridge

Additional information on serum Potassium and its clinical use can be found here: serum Potassium.

For trust guidelines on the management of acute hyperkalaemia please see guidelines: link.

For trust guidelines on the management of hypokalaemia please see guidelines: link.


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