Potassium, Serum

Supply #T01 - Red/Gray SST 8.5mL

Test Code: 733

CPT Code(s): 84132

Includes: Potassium

Methodology: Ion Selective Electrode (ISE)

Clinical Significance: Potassium measurements are useful in monitoring electrolyte balance in the diagnosis and treatment of disease conditions characterized by low or high blood potassium levels. Potassium is elevated in adrenal cortical insufficiency, acute renal failure and in some cases of diabetic acidosis. Potassium is decreased in diuretic administration and renal tubular acidosis.

Alternative Name(s): K; K+; K+ Serum

Collection Guide: 

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS: Separate from cells as soon as possible after clotting. For plasma potassium, please see test code 11014.

Supply: T01 - Red/Gray SST 8.5mL

Preferred Specimen: Serum

Preferred Volume: 1mL

Transport Container: Serum Separator Tube (SST)

Transport Temperature: Room Temperature

Specimen Stability: Room Temperature: 7 days

Rejection Criteria: Specimens exceeding stability; Unlabeled or improperly labeled specimens; Specimens other than serum; Hemolyzed specimens

For additional supply or collection device information, please contact DLO's Customer Service at (800) 891-2917, option 2.

The CPT codes provided are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the Payor being billed.