SmartChart - Investigating Elevated Potassium Results
You need to investigate the possible causes of spurious potassium values.Solution
Review the Investigating Elevated Potassium Results SmartChart and use the companion checklist to guide you step-by-step through more than 40 preanalytical variables that can elevate potassium concentrations in your patients and in the samples your laboratory tests.
This document and checklist helps you determine exactly what preanalytical variable is impacting your potassium results by the process of elimination. Forty preanalytical and patient-dependent variables known to alter the potassium results are listed.
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