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Blood potassium test

Blood potassium test

Blood potassium test: The blood potassium test measures the concentration of potassium in the blood. Potassium is a major electrolyte that is particularly important for heart function. Many factors can affect potassium concentration.

Diseases Associated with Blood potassium test

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

  • Excessive potassium ingestion through the diet (increased levels)
  • Excessive intake by IV fluids (increased levels)
  • Addison disease (increased levels)
  • Hypoaldosteronism (increased levels)
  • Aldosterone-inhibiting diuretics (increased levels)
  • Hemolysis (increased levels)
  • Acidosis (increased levels)
  • Dehydration (increased levels)
  • Diet lacking adequate potassium (decreased levels)
  • Deficient intake by IV fluids (decreased levels)
  • Diuretics (decreased levels)
  • Hyperaldosteronism (decreased levels)
  • Cushing syndrome (decreased levels)
  • Renal tubular acidosis (decreased levels)
  • Alkalosis (decreased levels)
  • Insulin intake (decreased levels)
  • Glucose intake (decreased levels)
  • Ascites (decreased levels)
  • Renal artery stenosis (decreased levels)
  • Cystic fibrosis (decreased levels)

Basic Information: Blood potassium test

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

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