What is Potassium test?
Potassium test is often a part of an electrolyte panel that measures the amount of potassium in the body. This test helps to diagnose kidney diseases and monitors the effect of drugs that could cause the kidneys to lose potassium.
Why get the Potassium test?
A potassium test is often performed as part of a basic metabolic panel, which is a group of chemical tests run on your blood serum. Your doctor may order a potassium test during a routine physical. The test will help reveal whether your potassium level is normal.
When to take this test?
AnytimeEvery 6 monthsNo particular precautions are required, unless it is recommended by your doctor.Potassium