Test for quantitative determination of Potassium ion in human serum and plasma samples.
Potassium (K+) is the major positive ion within cells and is particularly important for maintaining the electric charge on the cell membrane. This charge allows nerves and muscles to communicate and is necessary for transporting nutrients into cells and waste products out of the cell. The concentration of potassium inside cells is about 30 times that in the blood and other fluids outside of cells. Potassium levels are mainly controlled by the steroid hormone aldosterone. Aldosterone is secreted from the adrenal gland when levels of potassium increase. Aldosterone, in turn, causes the body to rid itself of the excess potassium. Metabolic acidosis (for example, caused by uncontrolled diabetes) or alkalosis (for example, caused by excess vomiting) can affect blood potassium. In normal people, taking potassium supplements or potassium-containing drugs is of no consequences, because the kidneys efficiently dispose of excess potassium.
Potassium Programming Video
- Method Specific To Potassium
- Liquid Stable Reagent With Long Shelf Life
- Fast Result
- High Linearity
|Number Of Reagents||Single|
|Sample Volume Required Per Test||20 µL|
|Kit components||Reagent bottles.
Standard vial– 5 mEq/L concentration
|Storage Temperature||2-8 0C|
|Shelf life||24 months|
|Kit dimensions||100 ml – 120X48X48 (MM)
500 ml – 200X100X100 (MM)
|Approx. weight of kit||100 ml – 140 gm
500 ml – 600 gm
|Production Capacity||600 mn ml per annum|