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Extremely High Potassium Levels

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Posted 28 June 2013 - 10:08 PM

I just got a complete nutritional analysis back, and is said that I have low vitamin D (shocking, considering I just returned from living in the tropics for two years) and high lympocites/esosonophils, low segment neutrophils, low sodium, but extremely high potassium, like, more than double the amount that it should be. 


I'd been eating gluten-free for 9 months at the time of the test. As far as I know, no other blood tests have shown abnormal kidney function.


Does anyone have any idea what could cause this? 

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Posted 29 June 2013 - 04:43 AM

You need to talk to your doctor about this. There can be a number of causes some serious, some not. If you are taking supplements with potassium stop until after you discuss this with your doctor.

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Posted 29 June 2013 - 05:39 AM

Hi ravenwoodglass, 


Thank you for your reply. I actually just spoke to the doctor, and he told me that it's nothing to worry about, because when the blood samples don't go directly to the lab and have to sit around for a while, for some reason the sample will read as having a very high potassium level, when it actually is not. My creatine/uric acid levels were normal, so I'm guessing why he's saying there's no problem. Whew! I was worried there for a bit. Seems that all is well now! 

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