Laboratory Test Information Guide

Details for Electrolytes,Urine

Test Name: Electrolytes,Urine
Alternate Name(s): Sodium (urine)
Potassium (urine)
Chloride (urine)
Laboratory: Core
Specimen Type: 24 Hour Urine or Random Urine
Collection Information: Timed Samples are usually most informative.

Collect random urine in a sterile container.

Collection of 24-Hour Urine Sample
Requisition: GENERAL LABORATORY REQUISITION
Test Schedule: As required
Turnaround time from when specimen
is received in testing laboratory:
 
Routine
4 hours
Stat
1 hour
 
Reference Range: Normal Diet:
Sodium:
40-200 mmol/L
Potassium:
25-125 mmol/L
Effective Date:  
Revised Date: 2018-01-24
Critical Value:  
Interpretive Comments: Useful in evaluating salt losing syndromes and in detecting cause of acute renal failure.
Special Processing:  
Comments:  
Method of Analysis: Indirect potentiometry utilizing potassium, sodium and chloride electrodes.
Critical Information Required:  
Storage & Shipment:  
System Codes: 
Cerner
Random/24 Hour: LYTEU/LYTEU24
 
Referred To:  

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