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High Potassium Evaluation

The evaluation of hyperkalemia begins with a medical history and physical examination.

Physical findings in someone with hyperkalemia may include:

The diagnosis of hyperkalemia must be confirmed through testing.

Tests that may be used to evaluate hyperkalemia include:

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Last Updated: Dec 16, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed High Potassium References
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