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Corrected Potassium Concentration in a Hemolyzed Specimen

Specialty:

Clinical Laboratory
Nephrology, Urology, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Pedatrics, Genetics
Cardiology
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care

Objective:

ICD-10:

Description:

Hemolysis raises the potassium concentration after release of potassium within erythrocytes. This increase can be corrected for.

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