Bicarbonate, Urine


Sunquest Code:UHCO  
Epic Code:LAB3832Epic Name:BICARBONATE URINE
Synonyms:HCO3, Urine
Methodology:Enzymatic
CPT Code:82374
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Sat; results are reported within 1 day.
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Urine Collection Procedure



Collection Instructions

Specimen:Random urine
Optimal Volume:Submit entire collection; analysis requires 0.3 mL
Collection Instructions:Collect on ice, keep specimen tightly stoppered, and deliver to laboratory immediately.
Causes for Rejection:Specimen not kept frozen.


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Aliquot 4.0 mL, 0.3 mL minimum. Aliquot separately and freeze upon collection; do not allow to thaw.
Shipping Instructions:Ship on dry ice.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (ARUP)
Referral Lab number:20245 (BICARB)


Interpretive

Reference Range:No reference range established.


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