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Pseudo hyperkalemia is seen in?



A Leukemia

B CRF

C Aplastic anemia

D None of the above

Ans. A

Leukemia

Pseudo Hyperkalemia (Hari-18th Pg-355)

an artifactual increase in serum K+ due to the release of K+ during or after venipuncture.

Pseudohyperkalemia can occur in the setting of excessive muscle activity during venipuncture (fist clenching, etc.), a marked increase in cellular elements (thrombocytosis, leukocytosis, and/or erythrocytosis) with in vitro efflux of K+, and acute anxiety during venipuncture with respiratory alkalosis and redistributive hyperkalemia.