Case Reports in Hematology / 2015 / Article / Tab 1

Case Report

Reverse Pseudohyperkalemia: An Important Clinical Entity in Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

Table 1

Reverse pseudohyperkalemia due to mechanical stress of specimen delivery. Potassium levels at different time points are shown, with respective LDH levels, which differ secondary to delivery mode of blood specimen for analysis.

Method of sample deliveryDay 1Day 2Day 3
Potassium (mmol/L)LDH (units/L)Potassium (mmol/L)LDH (units/L)Potassium (mmol/L)LDH (units/L)

Pneumatic transport-plasma9.41214812037.81208
Manually walked-plasma4.27185.18145.2819
Manually walked-serum/whole blood3.74.84.4