Potassium Sensitivity Test
What is a Potassium Sensitivity Test?
A doctor may recommend potassium sensitivity test if a patient presents with symptoms similar to a urinary tract infection on recurring occasions and laboratory urine cultures show no bacterial infection. The test can be administered in the office. It takes only 20 to 30 minutes to complete and requires no anesthesia. A potassium sensitivity test involves introducing the bladder to two sterile solutions via injection into a catheter. Both water and potassium solutions are injected separately into the catheter and then comparisons are made based on whether or not the patient feels any pain, burning or other discomfort while the solution remains in the bladder or afterwards.
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