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5311: Potassium Print View
Potassium ISE  view ref range  mmol/L 

PRIMARY
1 Serum 1 (0.5) mL   Room Temperature - 7 Day(s)/Refrigerated - 7 Day(s)/Frozen - 28 Day(s)  
ALTERNATE

Potassium measurements are useful in the monitoring of electrolyte balance and aid in the diagnosis and treatment of disease conditions characterized by low or high blood potassium levels. Potassium is elevated in adrenal cortical insufficiency, acute renal failure and in some cases of diabetic acidosis. Potassium us decreased in diluretic administration and renal tubular acidosis.

Do not allow serum to remain on the cells after centrifugation.
Potassium from the red cells will diffuse into the serum, giving
false elevated results. Grossly lipemic specimens should be cleared
by ultracentrifugation. Moderate and grossly hemolyzed specimens
will be rejected. Transport room temperature.
Setup Schedule
Monday-Saturday

Reported (Analytical Time)
Same day

CPT Code
84132

The CPT codes provided are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payer being billed.






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