Physicians challenge potassium levels more than any other analyte, and when your potassium results aren't trusted, it throws everything else your lab is testing into question. This presentation discusses the multitude of ways potassium results can be altered during collection or processing leading physicians to question results. Some contributors include fist pumping, improper centrifugation, delays in processing, prolonged tourniquet constriction, an incorrect order of draw, drawing through certain IV canulas, hemolysis, iodine as a site prep solution, patient-dependent variables, and more. Includes access to CE questions for inhouse use.
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