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Potassium, Plasma

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The Potassium Plasma test measures the concentration of potassium, a vital mineral and electrolyte, in the blood plasma.

  • Sample Type: Blood
  • Results: 1-7 days
  • Age: 18+

The Potassium Plasma test measures the concentration of potassium, a vital mineral and electrolyte, in the blood plasma. Potassium plays a crucial role in various bodily functions, including maintaining proper muscle contractions, nerve function, and regulating heart rhythms. It also plays a role in maintaining fluid balance, pH levels, and other metabolic processes in the body.

The Potassium Plasma test is primarily ordered to evaluate the level of potassium in a patient's blood. Potassium is an essential mineral that plays a crucial role in nerve function, muscle contractions, and maintaining heart rhythm. The test helps in diagnosing and monitoring potential potassium imbalances, such as hyperkalemia (high potassium levels) or hypokalemia (low potassium levels).

Abnormal levels of potassium in the blood can indicate various health conditions. High potassium levels (hyperkalemia) can result from kidney disease, dehydration, certain medications, or hormone deficiencies like Addison's disease. On the other hand, low potassium levels (hypokalemia) can be due to diarrhea, vomiting, some diuretic medications, eating disorders, or conditions like Cushing's syndrome.

No preparation required.

Quest test codes: 11014

$5

+$15 service fee

Price does not include the Physician Service Fee ($6) and the Lab Collection Fee ($9). These non-refundable fees cover the ordering and oversight of lab tests and follow-up services when appropriate.

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No. At Tripment Health, we focus on providing transparent healthcare services to uninsured or under-insured individuals. We’ve negotiated prices directly with lab test facilities to make diagnostic lab panels available to individuals who would rather pay directly than go through a private or government-sponsored insurance carrier.

No. By purchasing a blood panel, you will not be able to submit any claim, bill, or other request for reimbursement to any insurer, third-party payer, or government health program. However, you can use your FSA and HSA card. 

You will receive a payment confirmation email, then an additional email confirming your appointment details (time and location of appointment, and QR code). You will need to present your QR code at the testing facility to check in.

No. One of our physicians will order the panels for you.

You must be 18 or over to be able to get tested.