Potassium, 24-Hour Urine Without Creatinine
Fasting Required: No

Specimen: Urine, 24 Hour

Special Instructions: Urine jug to be picked up at lab. Record total volume and collection duration on specimen container and test requisition.

Results: 3-5 Business Days

Description: Potassium is an electrolyte that is vital to cell metabolism and muscle function. If potassium levels are too low or too high, there can be serious health consequences; a person may be at risk for developing shock, respiratory failure, or heart rhythm disturbances.

Methodology: Ion Selective Electrode (ISE)

Alternative Name(s): K, 24-Hour Urine

Note: Result turnaround times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.