When do you consider Potassium deficiency?
Normal Potassium levels range between 3.5 to 5.0 milliequivalent’s Per Liter (mEq/L). If the test results are lower than 3.5 mEq/L, it is enough to diagnose a Potassium deficiency. Before a Potassium blood test, fasting is recommended, and Potassium supplements or Potassium-rich food should be avoided 6 hours before the test. Medication that affects Potassium levels such as diuretics such be stopped in advance to accurately measure for Potassium levels.