Container: Serum (Gold top)

Sample type: Serum

Test name: Potassium

Special precautions & notes: Potassium is artefactually raised in sample haemolysis and samples which have been delayed in reaching laboratory

Reference range: 3.5 - 5.3 mmol/L, See document below for Reference Ranges in Children (ages 0-18 years).

Container: Serum (Gold top)

Ideal volume (mL): 5 mL

Referred outside NBT for analysis? No

Discipline: Clinical Biochemistry

Section: Automated Laboratory

Turnaround time: Hospital patients 4 hours; GP patients 24 hours