Potassium, Timed Urine

Abbrev Code:UKT   
Order Code:LAB436Order Name:Potassium Timed Urine
Methodology:Indirect ion selective electrode
CPT Codes: 84133 x1, 84133 x1, 81050 x1, 81050 x1
Test Includes:Potassium urine mmol/L; potassium urine mmol/spec; duration in hours; volume in mL.
Turnaround Time:Performed and reported 24 hours/day.
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Urine Collection Procedure

Collection Instructions

Specimen:Urine, timed collection (20 to 28 hours)
Optimal Volume:Submit entire collection; analysis requires 0.1 mL
Container:3 L plastic jug

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Mix collection well before aliquot is taken. Aliquot 5 mL, 0.1 mL minimum. Store in refrigerator.
Centrifuge specimens containing red cells or precipitate. Urine containing bladder fluid is acceptable. Enter coded comment IRRFL (urine contains bladder irrigation fluid).
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature.
Stability:14 days at room temperature or refrigerated: indefinitely frozen.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Chemistry  (Roche-UMMC East)


Reference Range:25-125 mmol/24 h

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