Overview of Urine Potassium
What is Urine Potassium?
Preparation for Urine Potassium
- No special preparation required
Why Get Tested for Urine Potassium?
The doctor advises a urine potassium test when the patient presents consistent clinical signs like dehydration, diarrhoea, vomiting excessive sweating etc. that will have an adverse effect on body fluids and also symptoms such as muscle weakness, irregular heartbeat and high blood pressure. A person has to get the test done if he/she experiences some abnormality in kidney functions or the adrenal glands as they produce a hormone called aldosterone, which affects potassium levels.
What Results of Urine Potassium mean?
The normal range is-
Adults: 25-125 mEq/L per day
Children: 10-60 mEq/L per day