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Urine Potassium

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Overview
Interpreting Results

Overview of Urine Potassium

What is Urine Potassium?

The urine potassium test is performed to detect the quantity of potassium in a specific amount of urine and thus evaluate the electrolyte balance of the body. All you need to do is provide your urine sample for the test to be performed.

Why is Urine Potassium done?

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.


Preparation for Urine Potassium

  • No special preparation required

Sample Type for Urine Potassium

The sample type collected for Urine Potassium is: Urine

Interpreting Urine Potassium results

Interpretations

The normal range is-



Adults: 25-125 mEq/L per day



Children: 10-60 mEq/L per day



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CAP

ISO

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