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K+ Potassium: A new veterinary test for heart and lung muscle function assessment

Wednesday, 21. November 2018

Eurolyser presents a new veterinary parameter for the measurement of K+ Potassium. This test provides reliable, precise and immediate results for veterinarians and farms on-site.

The parameter

Potassium is the most important cation in the intracellular liquid. It represents a crucial buffer within the cell. Potassium facilitates nerve conduction as well as muscle function and maintains the osmotic pressure. Abnormal potassium levels influence the breathing muscle stimulation and heart muscle function.

Elevated potassium levels (hyperkalaemia) occur with kidney insufficiency, urinary tract obstruction, respiratory or metabolic acidosis and hypoadrenocorticism, as well as excessive haemolysis in cats, horses, cattle and several dog breeds.

Usually, reduced potassium levels (hypokalaemia) are the result of excessive salt loss caused by severe diarrhea or regurgitation.

Low potassium values on the other hand correlate with insufficient food intake (anorexia, especially in cats), malabsorption and severe burns.

Applications in diagnostics

Eurolyser’s K+ Potassium VET test kit was specifically designed for veterinarians and farms, who want to monitor potassium levels.

Your advantages

  • In-house/on-site diagnosis (no more time delay due to sent out samples)
  • Results in less than 4 minutes
  • Accurate results
  • Effortless test procedure

Method

Immunoturbidimetric test.

Measurement range: 0 – 12 mmol/l

For more information, please visit the K+ Potassium test kit page

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