|CERNER / EPIC MNEMONIC:||
Urine Calcium Random; Urine Calcium Timed
|TEST INFORMATION:||Results are reported as milligrams of calcium per total volume of urine submitted. Normal range is based on 24-hour collection.|
|DAYS PERFORMED:||Specimen accepted daily, 24 hours|
For timed urine collection, instruct the patient to void at the beginning of the collection period and discard the specimen. Then collect all urine including the final specimen voided at the end of the collection period. Containers must be labeled with patient's full name, room number, date and time collection started, and date and time collection finished.
Random or 24-hour urine
Random urine: 1 mL
Timed Urine: Submit entire urine collection to the laboratory.
|HANDLING INSTRUCTIONS:||Keep refrigerated during collection.|
Random urine: None established
Timed urine: varies with diet; adult: 50-300 mg/24 hours on average diet.
|TEST SYNONYM(S):||Urine Calcium|