Test Overview
Test Methodology

Colorimetric (Arsenazo III)

Test Usage

Evaluation of calcium metabolism

Reference Range *

Varies with diet: 100 - 300 mg/24 hours (2.50-7.50 mmol/24 hours). Random urine collections are reported in units of mg/dL, for which reference values are not established.

* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.

Test Details
Days Set Up
Daily
Analytic Time

8 hours

Soft Order Code
CALU
MiChart Code
Calcium, Random Urine
Laboratory
Chemical Pathology
Section
Automation
Specimen Requirements
Collection Instructions

Collect 24 hour urine specimen with no preservative. Aliquot 5 mL into a plastic urine container and refrigerate. Record total 24 hour urine volume and collection dates/times on request form. Random urine also acceptable.

Alternate Specimen
Specimens collected with glacial acetic acid or HCl preservative are acceptable. If collected in container with acid preservative, indicate on container and requisition: "Collected in Acid".
Rejection Criteria
Specimens collected with Boric Acid preservative are not acceptable. Diapers, sections of diapers, swabs or any other absorbent material will not be accepted as a collection container for urine.
Normal Volume
5 mL aliquot of 24 hour urine collection or 2 mL aliquot of random urine collection.
Minimum Volume
2 mL aliquot of 24 hour urine collection or 1 mL aliquot of random urine collection.
Billing
CPT Code
82340
Fee Code
20304
LOINC
17862-4
NY State Approved
No
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