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Potassium in Chennai

Also known as Serum potassium test
You need to provide
Blood
This test is for
Male, Female
Test Preparation
  1. No special preparation is required.

Understanding Potassium in Chennai


What is Potassium in Chennai?

The Potassium test measures the amount of potassium in the blood and is available at a pocket-friendly price in Chennai with Tata 1mg Labs. Potassium is an important electrolyte regulated by the kidneys and is responsible for several crucial roles, including regulating body fluid levels, balancing pH levels, and sustaining nerve and muscle functions. The Potassium test is performed to evaluate your overall health. It can also be used as a follow-up test for individuals with health conditions like high blood pressure, kidney disease, heart problems, etc, and those undergoing diuretic therapy or kidney dialysis. Your doctor may recommend a Potassium if you exhibit symptoms like extreme fatigue, chest pain, irregular heartbeat, irregular pulse, difficulty breathing, muscle weakness, or numbness. No special preparation is required for this test; you can eat and drink normally as per your daily routine.

What does Potassium measure?

The Potassium test measures the levels of potassium in your body. Potassium is one of the key electrolytes that helps in the functioning of the kidneys, heart, nerves, and muscles. It also balances the effect of sodium and helps keep your blood pressure normal. The body absorbs the required amount of potassium from the dietary sources and eliminates the remaining quantity through urine. Potassium level is typically maintained by the hormone aldosterone. Aldosterone acts on the nephrons present in the kidneys and activates the sodium-potassium pump that helps the body reabsorb sodium and excrete potassium. This aids in maintaining a regular and steady potassium level in the blood.

Answers to Patient Concerns & Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Potassium in Chennai


Frequently Asked Questions about Potassium in Chennai

Q. Why should I get the potassium blood test done?

You may get the potassium blood test done if you have kidney problems, high blood pressure, or heart problems. Watch for symptoms like extreme fatigue, chest pain, irregular heartbeat or pulse, difficulty in breathing, muscle weakness, and numbness which may be due to electrolyte imbalance.

Q. How is the Potassium test performed?

A phlebotomist (a trained professional to perform blood draws) will clean your skin using an antiseptic alcohol cotton swab or wipe and take blood samples from your vein using a needle. The blood sample will be stored safely and transported to the laboratory for analysis.

Q. Do I need to fast before taking the Potassium test?

No fasting is required for this test. You can schedule it at your convenience without avoiding food or water beforehand.

Q. Is there any risk associated with the Potassium test?

No, the Potassium test is generally safe with minimal risks. However, you may feel slight discomfort during blood sample collection but chances of serious complications are extremely rare.

Q. Can I schedule the Potassium test online in Chennai near me?

Yes. In Chennai, you can schedule the Potassium test near you with Tata 1mg Labs. The test is easy to book, cost-effective, and available with a comprehensive report.

Q. Is home sample collection facility available for the Potassium test in Chennai with Tata 1mg Labs?

Yes, home sample collection for the Potassium test is readily available in Chennai. Tata 1mg Labs allows you to choose a date and time that suits your schedule for sample collection.

Q. How can I schedule the Potassium test with Tata 1mg Labs in Chennai?

If you want to schedule the Potassium test with Tata 1mg Labs in Chennai, the procedure is fairly easy and hassle-free. Follow these steps to book a test: 1). Visit the Lab Tests section on the Tata 1mg website. 2). Add the test you want in the cart. 3). Pick a time and date slot according to your convenience; however, do consider the necessary prerequisites while scheduling a test. 4). You will receive a notification with all the details once the test is scheduled.

Q. What is the price of the Potassium test at Tata 1mg Labs in Chennai?

Tata 1mg Labs allows you to book tests at an affordable price in Chennai. The Potassium can be booked at a pocket-friendly budget of Rs. 180.

Q. How long does Tata 1mg Labs take to give the reports of the Potassium test in Chennai?

We at Tata 1mg Labs recognize the value of prompt results. We strive to deliver test results with quick turnaround times so you can receive the information promptly. The reports of the Potassium test in Chennai are often provided in 12 hours.
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Potassium test price for other cities


Price inKolkataRs. 180
Price inBangaloreRs. 150
Price inNew DelhiRs. 180
Price inHyderabadRs. 149
Price inMumbaiRs. 180
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