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Disease or Condition — Hormonal, Nutritional, Metabolic, and Immune Disorders:
factitious hyponatremia

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Pseudohyponatremia is a laboratory phenomenon that occurs when the measured serum sodium concentration is falsely low due to the presence of an abnormally high concentration of another solute, such as glucose or protein. This can occur when the sample is not properly mixed prior to analysis, or when the sample is hemolyzed. Pseudohyponatremia does not reflect a true decrease in the body's sodium concentration, and therefore does not require treatment.

  • pseudohyponatremia
  • spurious hyponatremia
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