Corrected Potassium Hypokalemia Calculator


Corrected potassium:

Corrected potassium

Corrected potassium allows the measured potassium to be corrected according to the blood pH.

Formula: corrected potassium = measured potassium - 6 * (7.40 - measured pH).


Hypokalemia is a hydroelectrolyte disorder defined by a lack of potassium in the blood plasma: its positive diagnosis is affirmed by the plasma ionogram when the serum potassium is less than 3.5 mmol/L1. Like hyperkalemia, it can be life-threatening by causing heart rhythm disturbances if left untreated.