TITLE

Investigating elevated potassium values

AUTHOR(S)
Baer, Daniel M.; Ernst, Dennis J.; Willeford, Susan I.; Gambino, Raymond
PUB. DATE
November 2006
SOURCE
MLO: Medical Laboratory Observer;Nov2006, Vol. 38 Issue 11, p24
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents information about the falsely elevated potassium value also called as pseudohyperkalemia. When potassium levels are falsely elevated by specimen-collection or processing errors, patients can be subjected to medical mistakes with many disastrous consequences. Laboratory managers, pathologists and testing personnel are challenged to consider each of the known factors which can cause pseudohyperkalemia.
ACCESSION #
23264687

 

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