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Pseudohyperkalemia

Specialty:

Endocrinology, Nutrition & Dermatology
Clinical Laboratory

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Description:

Pseudohyperkalemia refers to apparent hyperkalemia in a serum sample caused by release of potassium from red blood cells, white blood cells and/or platelets in vitro during storage. Failure to recognize the condition can result in unnecessary treatment of the patient. The authors are from SUNY Health Science Center at Brooklyn in New York City.

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