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Potassium 24 Hour Urine Test


Test Code: 003186
Specimen Type: Urine

Description:

Potassium 24 Hour Urine Test

This test measures potassium levels in a 24 hour urine sample.  Potassium is an electrolyte important to body and muscle function. Irregular Potassium Levels can be indicative of a number of conditions including kidney disease, diabetes, thyroid disorders, and gastrointestinal problems. Some medications such as those for high blood pressure can affect the body's ability to excrete Potassium at a normal rate resulting in levels that are too high or too low. Irregular Potassium levels due to diet are possible but less common.

Urine potassium testing may be ordered when someone has a condition which causes vomiting, diarhea or excessive sweating all of which can lower potassium levels.  This test is sometimes done as a follow up when someone has irregular results from a Potassium Blood Test.  It can also be used to monitor people taking medication known to affect potassium levels. 

Turnaround time for the Potassium, 24-hour Urine test is typically 1 business day.

Note: Result turn around times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.

Requirements:

For 24-hour urine specimen: Obtain a specimen container and instructions from the draw site.  Void at 8 AM and discard the specimen. Then collect all urine including the final void at the end of the 24-hour collection period (ie, 8 AM the next morning) in the specimen container. Screw the lid on securely and return the container promptly to the draw site.

If this test is being ordered along with any other blood and/or urine medical testing, it is recommended you have the specimen(s) for your other tests collected at the same time you bring the 24-hour urine specimen to the draw site.

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Potassium 24 Hour Urine Test


Test Code: 11316
Specimen Type: Urine

Description:

Potassium 24 Hour Urine Test

This test measures potassium levels in a 24 hour urine sample.  Potassium is an electrolyte important to body and muscle function. Irregular Potassium Levels can be indicative of a number of conditions including kidney disease, diabetes, thyroid disorders, and gastrointestinal problems. Some medications such as those for high blood pressure can affect the body's ability to excrete Potassium at a normal rate resulting in levels that are too high or too low. Irregular Potassium levels due to diet are possible but less common.

Urine potassium testing may be ordered when someone has a condition which causes vomiting, diarhea or excessive sweating all of which can lower potassium levels.  This test is sometimes done as a follow up when someone has irregular results from a Potassium Blood Test.  It can also be used to monitor people taking medication known to affect potassium levels. 

Turnaround time for the Potassium, 24-hour Urine test is typically 1 business day.

Note: Result turn around times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.

Requirements:

For 24-hour urine specimen: Obtain a specimen container and instructions from the draw site.  Void at 8 AM and discard the specimen. Then collect all urine including the final void at the end of the 24-hour collection period (ie, 8 AM the next morning) in the specimen container. Screw the lid on securely and return the container promptly to the draw site.

If this test is being ordered along with any other blood and/or urine medical testing, it is recommended you have the specimen(s) for your other tests collected at the same time you bring the 24-hour urine specimen to the draw site.

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