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CALCIUM, URINE, TIMED

Mnemonic

U CA T

Synonym

Urine Calcium - U CA - Calcium Total - Ca++ - CaT

Includes

Urine Calcium, Urine Calcium/Day

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Preferred: 24 hour urine without preservatives, refrigerate during collection. Also Acceptable: Other timed urine collections.

Handling

Collect urine over 24 hours. Refrigerate during collection. Mix urine well before removing aliquot. Record collection time interval and total volume on transport tube and test request form. Legacy Laboratories will adjust the pH to 2 with 6N HCl before testing occurs.

Preferred Volume

5.0 mL urine

Minimum Volume

2.0 mL urine

Transport

Refrigerated (2-8°C)

Stability

Ambient (18-26°C): 5 days; Refrigerated (2-8°C): 5 weeks; Frozen (at or below -20°C): 6 months

Testing Information

Performed

7 days/week

Reported

24 hours

Method

Colorimetry

Reference Values

Reference Values

Urine Calcium/Day: 100-300 mg/day

CPT Codes

82340

Last Updated: Thursday, January 5, 2017 03:40:42 AM


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