Potassium


Test Information

Test Name

Potassium

Synonyms

K, Electrolytes

Department

Biochemistry

Preferred Specimen

SST (Gold)

Testing Location

All

Turn Around Time

1 Day


Collection Information

Patient Requestable

Yes


Processing Information

Registration Code

ELEC

Notes

  • Endocrinologists requesting 'Heparin Potassium' - collect Heparin tube, register as normal, put HEPK in clinical details field

Alternative Specimen

Lithium Heparin; Plain tube


Methodology

Sample Storage

Fridge - only stable for 1 week at 4-8C if removed from cells and/or gel layer present in sample

Sample Stability

1 week

Interpretations

View Interpretations

Contact Information

john.woodford@pathlab.co.nz