A metallic element that is important in body functions such as regulation of blood pressure and of water content in cells, transmission of nerve impulses, digestion, muscle contraction, and heartbeat.


... Why get tested?
To determine whether your potassium concentration is within normal limits and to help evaluate an electrolyte imbalance; to monitor chronic or acute hyperkalemia (high potassium) or hypokalemia (low potassium)

When to get tested?
As part of a routine medical exam, when you have symptoms such as weakness and/or cardiac arrhythmia, or when an electrolyte imbalance is suspected; at regular intervals when you are taking a medication and/or have a disease or condition, such as high blood pressure or kidney disease, that can affect your potassium level

Sample required?
A blood sample drawn from a vein in the arm
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19 argon ← potassium → calcium Na ↑ K ↓ Rb periodic table ...
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What You Need to Know About Potassium
... Common brand names: Kaochlor 10%, Kaon CL, Kay Ciel, K-Lor, Klotrix, K-Lyte, Slow-K, K-Dur and others Why is potassium prescribed? Potassium is essential for the proper functioning of the heart, kidne...
Source: Cleveland Clinic