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Potassium

Alternate Names
K
Ordering Information

Included in "Urea, electrolytes and creatinine" (UE) panel

Laboratory
Biochemistry
Specimen
Blood
Container
Serum tube (gold top)
Minimum Adult Volume
2mL
Minimum Paediatric Volume
1mL
Frequency
As required
Reference Interval
Potassium 0-1 week 3.8-6.5 mmol/L
Potassium 1-26 weeks 4.2-6.7 mmol/L
Potassium

26 weeks - 2 years

3.9-5.6 mmol/L
Potassium 2-18 years 3.6-5.3 mmol/L
Potassium >18 years 3.5-5.2 mmol/L