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Estimating Total Exchangeable Potassium

Specialty:

Endocrinology, Nutrition & Dermatology
Clinical Laboratory

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Description:

A person's total exchangeable potassium can be used to evaluate a person's nutritional status. The total exchangeable potassium can be measured directly using isotope dilution with potassium-42. This is expensive and difficult to do, making indirect measurement more practical for clinical practice.

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