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Diagnostic Tests for Hypokalemia

Diagnostic Test list for Hypokalemia:

The list of diagnostic tests mentioned in various sources as used in the diagnosis of Hypokalemia includes:

  • Blood tests
    • Full blood count
    • Electrolytes and kidney function tests
    • Sodium level. If sodium level is normal or increased consider hyperaldosteronism, Cushing's syndrome, periodic paralysis or IV fluid supplementation without supplemental potassium. If sodium level is decreased consider pyloric obstruction, diuretics, severe vomiting, diabetic acidosis, diarrhea, renal tubular acidosis, starvation and malabsorption syndrome
    • Plasma cortisol. If elevated suggests Cushing's syndrome
    • Bicarbonate level. If Bicarbonate level is increased, with a low sodium and low potassium consider pyloric obstruction, persistent vomiting and diuretic administration. If bicarbonate level is low, with a low sodium and low potassium consider diabetic acidosis, renal tubular acidosis, diarrhea, starvation, diuretic effects and malabsorption syndrome
    • Plasma renin
    • Plasma cortisol
  • Urine tests
    • Urinalysis
    • 24 hour urine potassium
    • 24 hour urine aldosterone

Home Diagnostic Testing

These home medical tests may be relevant to Hypokalemia causes:

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Hypokalemia:

The following list of conditions have 'Hypokalemia' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Conditions listing medical complications: Hypokalemia:

The following list of medical conditions have 'Hypokalemia' or similar listed as a medical complication in our database.


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