Potassium in Clinical Chemistry

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Which analyte is considered the single most important in terms of an abnormality being immediately life threatening?


What is the major intracellular cation?


What is the reference range for serum potassium?

3.5-5.1 mmol/L

Why is the serum potassium higher than the plasma potassium?

Due to platelets releasing potassium during blood clotting

What is the function of potassium in the body?

Regulation of neuromuscular excitability

Test your knowledge on potassium in clinical chemistry with this quiz. Learn about its importance as an analyte and its impact on overall health. Explore the reference ranges and understand the significance of abnormal potassium levels.

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