Chloride, Quantitative, Urine

CERNER / EPIC MNEMONIC: RU/CL (random urine); U/CL ((24-hour urine)
POE DESCRIPTION:

Urine Chloride Random; Urine Chloride Timed

CPT CODE: Random = 82436, Timed = 82436, 81050
DAYS PERFORMED: Specimen accepted daily, 24 hours
TURNAROUND TIME:

Stat: 1 hour (random urine only); routine 8 hours

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS: 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.
CONTAINER TYPE:

Random Sterile 80 mL specimen container, Timed 24 hour urine container (Bottle #1) with no preservative

SPECIMEN REQUIREMENTS:

Random or 24-hour urine

MINIMUM VOLUME:

Random urine: 1 mL

Timed urine: Submit entire urine collection to the laboratory.

HANDLING INSTRUCTIONS: Keep refrigerated during collection.
REFERENCE RANGE: Random urine: None established; Timed urine: 15-250 mmol/24 hours, varies with diet
TEST SYNONYM(S):Urine Cl; Cl, Urine; Urine Chloride