Potassium, Random Urine


Abbrev Code:UKR   
Order Code:LAB434Order Name:Potassium Random Urine
Methodology:Roche: Indirect ion selective electrode
Vista: Indirect potentiometric
Architect: ISE. diluted
CPT Codes: 84133 x1, 84133 x1
Test Includes:Potassium urine mmol/L
Turnaround Time:Performed and reported 24 hours/day.
Associated Links:

Urine Collection Procedure, Roche Go Live Schedule



Collection Instructions

Specimen:Urine, random collection
Optimal Volume:Submit entire collection; analysis requires 0.1 mL
Container:
Alternate Containers: Plastic leakproof container, sterile


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  (Grand Itasca, Northland, Range, Roche-UMMC East, Southdale, UMMC/UMMCH-West Bank)


Interpretive

Reference Range:No reference ranges are established for random urine collection.
Use:Evaluate potassium metabolism.


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