Wednesday, July 11, 2018

hypertriglyceridemia and pseudohyponatremia.

Q: Severe hypertriglyceridemia may cause pseudohyponatremia. What is the usual correlation? 

Answer: On average, an 886 mg/dL increase in plasma triglycerides reduces the serum sodium concentration by approximately 1 mEq/L.



Dimeski G, Mollee P, Carter A. Effects of hyperlipidemia on plasma sodium, potassium, and chloride measurements by an indirect ion-selective electrode measuring system. Clin Chem 2006; 52:155.

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