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Potassium, Body Fluid

Item Value
Approval req'd? No
Available Stat? Yes
Test code KBF
Test group Potassium
Performed by Parnassus Chemistry
In House Availability Test available 24 hours per day 7 days per week
Method Ion Specific Electrode (ISE)
Collection Instructions Specimen label must contain the date the sample was collected and the legible name of the person who collected the sample.
Container type Red top or clean container
Amount to Collect 5 mL fluid
Sample type Body Fluid
Preferred volume 1 mL fluid
Min. Volume 0.2 mL fluid
Normal range
Synonyms K; K+; Body fluid electrolytes
Stability Room temperature 8 hours, refrigerated 2 days, frozen at -20C 1 week
Turn around times STAT 1 hour, Routine 4 hours
Additional information Turbid samples, including watery stools, will be centrifuged and the test run on the supernatant
LOINC code 2821-7
Last Updated 3/24/2013 8:13:34 PM
Entry Number 765
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