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Urine Potassium

24 hour container, urine monovette or white topped universal (no additives)

TestUrine Potassium
Common AbbreviationsUPOT
ProfileUrine Urea and Electrolytes
Tube type24 hour container, urine monovette or white topped universal (no additives)
Clinical IndicationUrinary potassium may be ordered in the workup of hypokalemia. In case of GI loss of potassium, the urine potassium will be low. In case of renal loss of potassium, the urine potassium levels will be high. Decreased levels of urine potassium are also seen in hypoaldosteronism and adrenal insufficiency.
Specimen TypeUrine
Sample typeRandom or 24 Hour Urine
Minimum Volume1mL
Special PrecautionsNo special requirements
Stability2 months at 2-8°C and 45 days at 15-25°C
Turnaround TimeInpatient: 6 hours Outpatient/ GP: 24 hours
LaboratoryYork and Scarborough
Reference Interval25 - 125 mmol/24hours Reference range for random urine not available. Result should be interpreted in conjunction with serum result.
LimitationsNA
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