The Potassium test may be used to evaluate an electrolyte imbalance or acid/base imbalance. The Potassium test may also be used to monitor hypokalemia, low levels of potassium in the blood, and determine if abnormal potassium levels are due to kidney function.
People who require a measurement of intracellular Potassium can order the Potassium RBC test. This test may indicate a deficiency sooner than a regular Potassium test.
Turnaround time for the Potassium test is typically 1 business day.
The Potassium test has no fastng requirements.