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Urine Potassium - Spot Test
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Also known as : Urine Potassium - Spot Test
EXCLUSIVE PRICE
250
Report Delivery
1 Day
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Bookings above 500
Pre - Instruction
No preparation required.
Covid Safety
Assured
Test Details
Test Code BOBT00472
Test Category Individual Test
Sample Type Urine
Details of Urine Potassium - Spot Test
What is Urine Potassium - Spot Test?
The potassium urine test measures the amount of potassium in a certain amount of urine.
Alternative Names
Urine potassium
How the Test is Performed
After you provide a urine sample, it is tested in the lab. If needed, the health care provider may ask you to collect your urine at home over 24 hours. Your provider will tell you how to do this. Follow instructions exactly so that the results are accurate.
How to Prepare for the Test
Your provider may ask you to temporarily stop taking any medicines that may affect the test results. Tell your provider about all the medicines you take, including:
  • Corticosteroids
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
  • Potassium supplements
  • Water pills (diuretics)
DO NOT stop taking any medicine before talking to your provider.
How the Test will Feel
This test involves only normal urination. There is no discomfort.
Why the Test is Performed
Your provider may order this test if you have signs of a condition that affects body fluids, such as dehydration, vomiting, or diarrhea. It may also be done to diagnose or confirm disorders of the kidneys or adrenal glands.
Normal Results
For adults, normal urine potassium values are generally 20 mEq/L in a random urine sample and 25 to 125 mEq per day in a 24-hour collection. The lower or higher urinary level may occur depending on the amount of potassium in your diet and the amount of potassium in your body.

The examples above are common measurements for the results of these tests. Normal value ranges may vary slightly among different laboratories. Some labs use different measurements or test different samples. Talk to your provider about the meaning of your specific test results.
What Abnormal Results Mean
A higher than normal urine potassium level may be due to:
  • Diabetic acidosis and other forms of metabolic acidosis
  • Eating disorders (anorexia, bulimia)
  • Kidney problems, such as damage to kidney cells called tubule cells (acute tubular necrosis)
  • Low blood magnesium level (hypomagnesemia)
  • Muscle damage (rhabdomyolysis)
Low urine potassium level may be due to:
  • Certain medicines, including beta blockers, lithium, trimethoprim, potassium-sparing diuretics, or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
  • Adrenal glands releasing too little hormone (hypoaldosteronism)
Risks
There are no risks with this test.
Routine Tests
Urine Potassium - Spot Test
Parameters : 1
Also known as : Urine Potassium - Spot Test
EXCLUSIVE PRICE
250
Report Delivery
1 Day
Free Sample Collection
Bookings above 500
Pre - Instruction
No preparation required.
Covid Safety
Assured
Test Details
Test Code BOBT00472
Test Category Individual Test
Sample Type Urine
Details of Urine Potassium - Spot Test
What is Urine Potassium - Spot Test?
The potassium urine test measures the amount of potassium in a certain amount of urine.
Alternative Names
Urine potassium
How the Test is Performed
After you provide a urine sample, it is tested in the lab. If needed, the health care provider may ask you to collect your urine at home over 24 hours. Your provider will tell you how to do this. Follow instructions exactly so that the results are accurate.
How to Prepare for the Test
Your provider may ask you to temporarily stop taking any medicines that may affect the test results. Tell your provider about all the medicines you take, including:
  • Corticosteroids
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
  • Potassium supplements
  • Water pills (diuretics)
DO NOT stop taking any medicine before talking to your provider.
How the Test will Feel
This test involves only normal urination. There is no discomfort.
Why the Test is Performed
Your provider may order this test if you have signs of a condition that affects body fluids, such as dehydration, vomiting, or diarrhea. It may also be done to diagnose or confirm disorders of the kidneys or adrenal glands.
Normal Results
For adults, normal urine potassium values are generally 20 mEq/L in a random urine sample and 25 to 125 mEq per day in a 24-hour collection. The lower or higher urinary level may occur depending on the amount of potassium in your diet and the amount of potassium in your body.

The examples above are common measurements for the results of these tests. Normal value ranges may vary slightly among different laboratories. Some labs use different measurements or test different samples. Talk to your provider about the meaning of your specific test results.
What Abnormal Results Mean
A higher than normal urine potassium level may be due to:
  • Diabetic acidosis and other forms of metabolic acidosis
  • Eating disorders (anorexia, bulimia)
  • Kidney problems, such as damage to kidney cells called tubule cells (acute tubular necrosis)
  • Low blood magnesium level (hypomagnesemia)
  • Muscle damage (rhabdomyolysis)
Low urine potassium level may be due to:
  • Certain medicines, including beta blockers, lithium, trimethoprim, potassium-sparing diuretics, or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
  • Adrenal glands releasing too little hormone (hypoaldosteronism)
Risks
There are no risks with this test.
 

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