KUR - Specimen: Potassium, 24 Hour, Urine

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Test Name

Test ID: KUR    
Potassium, 24 Hour, Urine

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type needed for testing

Urine

Advisory Information

See Urine Preservatives in Special Instructions for multiple collections.

Necessary Information

24-Hour volume is required.

Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen. This field describes the type of specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing. The volume allows automated processing, fastest throughput and, when indicated, repeat or reflex testing.

Supplies: Aliquot Tube, 5 mL (T465)

Specimen Volume: 5 mL

Collection Instructions:

1. Collect urine for 24 hours.

2. Add 25 mL of 50% acetic acid as preservative at start of collection.

Additional Information: Specimen collected with toluene or urine collected with no preservative if kept refrigerated continuously is acceptable.

Urine Preservative Collection Options

Ambient

Yes

Refrigerated

Preferred

Frozen

Yes

6N HCl

Yes

50% Acetic Acid

Yes

Na(2)CO(3)

Yes

Toluene

Yes

6N HNO(3)

Yes

Boric Acid

Yes

Thymol

Yes

Specimen Minimum Volume The amount of sample necessary to provide a clinically relevant result as determined by the Laboratory.

0.5 mL

Reject Due To Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected

Hemolysis

NA

Lipemia

NA

Icterus

NA

Other

NA

Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the laboratory. Alternate acceptable temperature(s) are also included.

Specimen TypeTemperatureTime
UrineRefrigerated (preferred)14 days
 Frozen 14 days
 Ambient 7 days