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Potassium, serum
 
Test Synonyms:
Potassium, serum
 
Lab:
Chelsea Healthcare Center
Inpatient Req:
 
Outpatient Req:
Chelsea HC (#70245)  
Specimen:
5 ml Green/Gel
Result Time:
STAT: Within 45 min. of receipt. Routine: Same day.  
Reference Interval:
3.4-4.8 mmol/L
Critical value defined. See MGH Critical Values for details.
 
Important Information:
Hemolysis must be avoided.
Additional Resources:
Becton Dickinson Guide to Troubleshooting High Potassiums

Last Reviewed on 4/10/2005