Electrolytes, Quantitative, Urine

CERNER / EPIC MNEMONIC: RU/NA; RU/K; RU/CL; U/NA; U/K; U/CL
CPT CODE: 82436; 84133; 84300
TEST INFORMATION: Test includes sodium, potassium and chloride on timed or random collections.
DAYS PERFORMED: Specimen accepted daily, 24 hours
TURNAROUND TIME: Routine: 24-48 hours; stat: 1 hour (random urine only)
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: Plastic 24-hour urine container, no preservative (Chemistry bottle #1)
SPECIMEN REQUIREMENTS: 24-hour or random urine
MINIMUM VOLUME: Submit entire urine collection to the laboratory.
HANDLING INSTRUCTIONS: Refrigerate during collection.
REFERENCE RANGE: See table. For random collection, none established, must be established with clinical finding.
REFERENCE CHART: See Table
TEST SYNONYM(S):Urine Electrolytes