Potassium - Spot Urine

Potassium - Spot Urine

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This test is used to determine the cause for hyper/hypokalemia

This Test Includes

Urine Potassium

Test Instructions

Total parameters available: 1

Parameter Names:Potassium - Spot Urine Test

Instructions/Precautions:

  • Alcohol: Please abstain from alcohol before the test
  • Medication :Any pre-existing medication should only be stopped after consultation with the referring Physician
  • Fluids Allowed : Water only

Reports

Soft Copy (Portal/Email) : If the sample is collected before 12 noon then the report will get delivered as per Reporting Time / Maximum TAT (Turn Around Time) indicated with the test. For samples collected after 12 Noon, 12 hours may be added to the Report Turn Around TimeHard Copy : Delivered at home upon request. A small convenience fee may apply.

Why it is Done

The doctor advises a urine potassium test when the patient presents consistent clinical signs like dehydration, diarrhea, vomiting excessive sweating etc. that will have an adverse effect on body fluids and also symptoms such as muscle weakness, irregular heartbeat and high blood pressure. A person has to get the test done if he/she experiences some abnormality in kidney functions or the adrenal glands as they produce a hormone called aldosterone, which affects potassium levels.

What is this test

The urine potassium test is performed to detect the quantity of potassium in a specific amount of urine and thus evaluate the electrolyte balance of the body. All you need to do is provide your urine sample for the test to be performed.