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Equations of Kehayias et al for Predicting Total Body Potassium from Age

Purpose:

To estimate the total body potassium for a patient based on gender and age using the equations of Kehayias et al.

Specialty:

Endocrinology, Nutrition & Dermatology
Clinical Laboratory

Objective:

risk factors, laboratory tests

ICD-10:

E87.5, E87.6

Description:

Kehayias et al developed equations for estimating total body potassium based on age. These demonstrate the decline in total body potassium that occurs with increasing age. The authors are from the Human Nutrition Research Center at Tufts University in Boston.

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