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Lab Dept:

Urine/Stool

Test Name:

CALCIUM, URINE

General Information

Lab Order Codes:

UCAL

Synonyms:

Ca, Urine

CPT Codes:

82340 – Calcium; urine quantitative

Test Includes:

Urine calcium concentration in mg/dL

Logistics

Test Indications:

The amount of calcium excreted into the urine is a measure of renal function, intestinal absorption, skeletal resorption, renal filtration, and dietary intake.

Lab Testing Sections:

Chemistry

Phone Numbers:

MIN Lab: 612-813-6280

STP Lab: 651-220-6550

Test Availability:

Daily, 24 hours

Turnaround Time:

1 day

Special Instructions:

N/A

Specimen

Specimen Type:

Urine, random collection

Container:

Plastic leakproof container (No preservatives)

Draw Volume:

2 – 4 mL from a random urine collection

Processed Volume:

Minimum: 1 mL urine

Collection:

A random urine sample may be obtained by voiding into a urine cup and is often performed at the laboratory. Bring the refrigerated container to the lab. Make sure all specimens submitted to the laboratory are properly labeled with the patient’s name, medical record number and date of birth.

Special Processing:

Lab Staff: Acidify calcium aliquot before analysis to a pH of 1-2 with 6N HCL.

Patient Preparation:

None

Sample Rejection:

Mislabeled or unlabeled specimens

Interpretive

Reference Range:

No reference ranges established for random urine samples

Critical Values:

N/A

Limitations:

N/A

Methodology:

O-Cresolphthalein Complexone/Colorimetric

References:

CA Flex reagent cartridge insert (RXL), PN 717123.002 – Version M, Rev 2013-01-11

CA Flex reagent cartridge insert (Vista) PN 781023.001 – Version E , Rev 2013-07-24

Jacobs & DeMott Laboratory Test Handbook (2001) Lexi-Comp, Inc, Hudson, OH, 5th Edition

Biorad Liquichek Unassayed Chemistry Control Product Insert, Bio-Rad Laboratories, Irvine, CA

Biorad Multiqual Assayed Chemistry Control Product Insert, Bio-Rad Laboratories, Irvine, CA

Biorad Liquichek Urine Chemistry Control Product Insert, Bio-Rad Laboratories, Irvine, CA

Updates:

9/16/2014: Updated references.



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