Recall the causes of elevated Potassium


Unusual causes are tested for in exams

Remember Addison's disease (low sodium, low glucose, low blood pressure, mild acidosis and mild elevation in BUN), hypoaldosteronism (low sodium,mild acidosis), Blood sitting around for a long time before being tested (low glucose and sodium), Pentamidine, Thrombocytosis (look at the platelet count or may see signs and symptoms of hyperviscosity) & also see Drugs causing hyperkalemia and the mechanismsAcute hyperkalemia.