Days Set Up
Daily, 24 hours
Analytic Time

2 hours

MiChart Code
Potassium Level, Plasma
Soft Order Code

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Test Overview

Test Methodology

Potentiometric (ISE)

Test Usage

Evaluate electrolyte balance

Reference Range

<1 year: 2.6 - 5.5 mmol/L, 1-11 years: 3.3 - 5.0 mmol/L, 12-150 years: 3.5 - 5.0 mmol/L

* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.

Specimen Requirements

Collection Instructions

Collect specimen in green top heparin tube. Centrifuge within 4 hours of collection, aliquot plasma into a plastic vial and refrigerate. If specimen cannot be centrifuged at client site, please arrange for delivery to MLabs within 3 hours of specimen collection. Grossly hemolyzed samples are unacceptable for analysis.

Normal Volume
0.5 mL plasma
Minimum Volume
0.25 mL plasma

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Our High Standard

Quality that sets us apart

As the reference laboratory division of Michigan Medicine's Department of Pathology, MLabs shares the institution's commitment to applying established quality principles to clinical laboratory testing. Like other large organizations in complex, consequential fields, we rely on an established approach to monitor quality throughout the testing process.