Hypokalemia test; K+
The normal range is 3.7 to 5.2 mEq/L.
Note: mEq/L = milliequivalent per liter
Normal value ranges may vary slightly among different laboratories. Talk to your doctor about the meaning of your specific test results.
The examples above show the common measurements for results for these tests. Some laboratories use different measurements or may test different specimens.
High levels of potassium (hyperkalemia) may be due to:
Low levels of potassium (hypokalemia) may be due to:
Additional conditions under which the test may be performed:
Mount DB, Zandi-Nejad K. Disorders of potassium balance. In: Brenner BM, eds. Brenner and Rector’s The Kidney. 8th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2008:chap 15.
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