Potassium (Urine)

Sample: 24 hrs Urine

Schedule: Daily

Units: mEq/24 hrs

Range: 26 - 123

Remarks: Usualy kindeys deplete about 90 per cent of dietary potassium. More than 98 per cent of the total body potassium (K ) is intracellular.Low potassium levels (Hypokalemia) are seen in alkalaemia, insulin therapy and in inherited periodic paralysis. Hyperkalemia may be caused by acuted and chronic renal failure.


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