Understanding serum electrolytes. How to avoid mistakes.


Serum electrolyte levels by themselves may be difficult to interpret. For example, an abnormal serum potassium concentration cannot be understood without taking into account the patient's history, other serum electrolyte values, and possibly results of other laboratory tests. Knowledge of the principles of serum electrolyte concentrations, therefore, is an important adjuvant to understanding their implications.


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@article{Kapsner1991UnderstandingSE, title={Understanding serum electrolytes. How to avoid mistakes.}, author={Curtis O. Kapsner and Antonios H Tzamaloukas}, journal={Postgraduate medicine}, year={1991}, volume={90 8}, pages={151-4, 157-8, 161} }