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What is the usual blood potassium level in adults?

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Usually, blood potassium levels in adults should be between 3.6 and 5.2 millimoles per liter, or mmol/L.

From: What is a Urine Potassium Test? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Association for Clinical Chemistry/Lab Tests Online: “Potassium: The Test.”

Medscape: “Potassium,” “Hyperkalemia,” “Hypokalemia.”

UpToDate: “Clinical manifestations of hyperkalemia in adults,” “Clinical manifestations and treatment of hypokalemia in adults.”

National Adrenal Diseases Foundation: “Primary Hyperaldosteronism.”

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on February 12, 2018

SOURCES:

American Association for Clinical Chemistry/Lab Tests Online: “Potassium: The Test.”

Medscape: “Potassium,” “Hyperkalemia,” “Hypokalemia.”

UpToDate: “Clinical manifestations of hyperkalemia in adults,” “Clinical manifestations and treatment of hypokalemia in adults.”

National Adrenal Diseases Foundation: “Primary Hyperaldosteronism.”

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on February 12, 2018

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