A potassium blood test determines the amount of potassium in your blood. Your body needs potassium to aid your heart and muscular tissues work appropriately. Other names: potassium serum, product potassium, lotion electrolytes, K A potassium blood test is often included in a collection of routine blood tests called an electrolyte panel. The test might be used to keep an eye on or identify problems related to abnormal potassium degrees. Your health care provider may order a potassium blood test as part of your normal appointment or to monitor an existing problem such as diabetes or kidney disease.
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