Last updated: Monday, 13, December, 2010
Artefactual result including
Spurious increase in serum potassium is common, especially if there is haemolysis during the collection or any delay in separation and/or refrigeration of blood.
Hyperkalaemia can occur in the presence of total body potassium deficiency, particularly if acidosis is present.
Adrenocortical insufficiency, especially
|Particularly if there is associated renal impairment.|
Cellular injury, especially