A member asked:

I would like to know what it means when your test results reveal that you have high potassium levels in your blood?

A doctor has provided 1 answer

High K+: Sometimes high potassium can be simply a lab error or when the red blood cell hemolyzed after the blood sample is not processed fast enough by the laboratory , but a truly elevated potassium level can be from kidney failure, ingestion of too much potassium , may need to repeat the blood test to verify elevated k+ level.

Answered 4/3/2018



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