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What are the normal potassium levels for an infant?

What are the normal potassium levels for an infant?

4.5-6 in <1month old: Infants (less than 1 month) have higher pottasium levels. Usually in the range of 4.5-6 meq/l but at 1 month the normal range is 3.5- 4.5 meq/l. ...Read more

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Potassium (Definition)

Potassium is an essential electrolyte, important in the functioning of many organs including the heart, kidneys, muscles, nerves, and digestive system. Deficiency can be caused by diseases such as kidney failure, vomiting, and diarrhea, or by ...Read more


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Why do infants have a higher potassium level?

Why do infants have a higher potassium level?

SEVERAL REASONS: This is common in right after birth in extremely premature infants, this may be due to ranal insufficency or decreased production of urine, and other kidney diseases may cause it as well if the infant is on IV fluids that can cause it too, and rarely addison disease in infants can cause high pottasium level. ...Read more

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What potassium level is considered to be normal?

3.5 to 5.0: Most labs will define normal as above. Some may increase the upper limits to 5.2 but anything above 5.5 is clearly abnormal. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are normal potassium levels in newborns?

Could you tell me what are normal potassium levels in newborns?

Varies By Source: Reference ranges for potassium vary based on the lab. In general though, the approximate range is in the range of 3.7-5.9 meq/l or 3.7-5.9 mmol/l. For more information visit http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/books/nbk307/. Please seek medical attention if you are concerned about abnormal potassium levels in an infant. ...Read more

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What are normal potassium levels?

Blood potassium: In blood, the normal range is 3.6 mg/dL to 5.4 mg/dL. Labs that run these tests typically report a normal range. If you look at a group of healthy individuals, the potassium level in the vast majority will fall between 4.0 to 4.4. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have normal serum potassium levels but low intracellular levels?

Unlikely: No way to test, however the cell wall pumps work against the external gradient, so unlikely they would be able to work extra hard against the range where they should maintain homeostasis. ...Read more

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My potassium level decrease I am 8mos pregnant possible effect to my baby?

My potassium level decrease I am 8mos pregnant possible effect to my baby?

What is the level?: Small changes in electrolyte levels are part of the normal variation. If would affect your baby only if it affects your heart seriously. I hope that you are participating in ante-natal care and your doctor is aware of your lab results. ...Read more

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