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Urine potassium test

Urine potassium test

Urine potassium test: The urine potassium test is a single or 24-hour urine collection to quantitate excreted potassium and is used to evaluate the electrolyte balance.

Diseases Associated with Urine potassium test

These diseases or medical conditions may be diagnosed by, screened for, or associated with Urine potassium test:

  • Chronic renal failure (increased levels)
  • Renal tubular acidosis (increased levels)
  • Starvation (increased levels)
  • Cushing syndrome (increased levels)
  • Hyperaldosteronism (increased levels)
  • Licorice overdose (has the same effect as increasing aldosterone, which increases potassium excretion)
  • Alkalosis (increased levels)
  • Diuretic therapy (increased levels)
  • Dehydration (decreased levels)
  • Addison disease (decreased levels)
  • Malnutrition (decreased levels)
  • Malabsorption (decreased levels)
  • Acute renal failure (decreased levels)

Basic Information: Urine potassium test

Disease or Condition count: 0; see list of conditions below. These are the diseases or medical conditions in which the medical test 'Urine potassium test' may be involved.

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