ah ha. good to have the context.
do you have your own copy of the electrolyte results?
do you have a serum magnesium result on file by chance?
I would like to compare your results to the numbers from this case study, vs numbers seen in healthy controls (as distinct from the normal range)
"Hypokalaemic rhabdomyolysis is unusual, but the association between hypokalaemia and rhabdomyolysis can be overlooked if intracellular potassium leakage normalizes serum potassium by the time of presentation. This report describes a patient who presented with severe pain due to non-traumatic rhabdomyolysis and was found to have serum potassium of 1.4 mmol/L; magnesium 0.40 mmol/L
; phosphate 1.40 mmol/L; adjusted calcium 1.87 mmol/L and creatine kinase 6421 U/L."
That magnesium value is TERRIBLE. but the normal range for serum magnesium is awful as well. so if you don't have a mag result, it could be worth looking into. if you do have a mag result on file, it could *look* great but the normal range for serum mag is also in desperate need of an update.