Calcium, Random Urine

Abbrev Code:UCALR   
Order Code:LAB371Order Name:Calcium Random Urine
Methodology:Roche: Photometric
Woodwinds: Arsenezo III dye
CPT Codes: 82340 x1, 82340 x1
Test Includes:Calcium urine mg/dL; calcium urine g/g creatinine; creatinine urine mg/dL.
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 1 mL
Container:Plastic leakproof container, sterile
Collection Instructions:A random specimen is acceptable for all peds patients (16 years or less). Cysto Clinic may collect 2-4 hour timed urine collections.

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Mix collection well before aliquot is taken. Aliquot 5 mL, 1 mL minimum. Store in refrigerator.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature to arrive within 4 days; alternatively freeze.
Stability:Roche: 2 days at room temperature; 4 days refrigerated; 3 weeks frozen.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Chemistry  (Roche-UMMC East, Woodwinds)


Reference Range:Urine Chemistry Reference Ranges
Use:Suspect hypocalcemia or hypercalcemia. Monitor treatment for calcemic disorder.

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