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Corrected Potassium Concentration Measured by an Indirect Ion-Sensitive Electrode in a Patient with Hyperlipidemia

Specialty:

Clinical Laboratory
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Cardiology
Emergency Medicine
Critical Care

Objective:

ICD-10:

Description:

Pseudohypokalemia may be reported when measured by an ion-sensitive electrode in a patient with greatly elevated blood lipids. The true potassium concentration can be estimated by adjusting for the hyperlipemia.

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