The major analytes evaluated are potassium, calcium, phosphorus, oxalate, uric acid, citrate, magnesium, sodium, chloride, sulfate, and pH. Given the measured urine concentrations of these analytes and the known affinity constants of the ions for each other at the given pH, a computer program (EQUIL2) calculates a supersaturation for each ion pair of interest (eg, calcium oxalate).(1) Results are expressed as a delta G (DG) value for each ion pair. DG is the Gibbs free energy of transfer from a supersaturated to a saturated solution.(Werness PG, Brown CM, Smith LH, Finlayson B: EQUIL2: a BASIC computer program for the calculation of urinary saturation. J Urol 1985;134:1242-1244)
2 days; Excess capacity for this test is limited. Therefore, if sample volume exceeds analyzer and staff capacity, the turn around time will increase. Please contact the lab supervisor for an estimate.