Potassium sensitivity test.

  title={Potassium sensitivity test.},
  author={C. Lowell Parsons},
  journal={Techniques in urology},
  volume={2 3},
Intravesical potassium sensitivity can readily elicit abnormal epithelial permeability responses in subjects with diseased bladder, primarily interstitial cystitis. The technique involves eliciting responses in each subject to 40 cc of plain water or 40 cc of potassium chloride solution (40 mEq per 100 cc water). The subjects are asked to rate their subjective responses 3-5 minutes after instillation of the test solution and told to compare the water and potassium. An abnormal provocation to… CONTINUE READING