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* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.
Collect 24 hour or random urine specimen. Add 5 grams of Sodium Carbonate (1 gram for pediatric patients) to container prior to start of collection; do not use Sodium Bicarbonate. Instruct patient to void at 8:00am (or 8:00pm) and discard the specimen. Then collect all the urine including the final specimen voided at the end of the 24 hour collection period, i.e., 8:00am (or 8:00pm) the following day. Refrigerate during collection. Container must be labeled with date and time collection started and finished. Transport promptly to the laboratory. Protect specimen from light. Cause for Rejection: Specimen exposed to light.
Collect 24 hour urine specimen. Add 5 grams of Sodium Carbonate (1 gram for pediatric patients) to container prior to start of collection; do not use Sodium Bicarbonate. Aliquot 50 mL into a plastic urine container and refrigerate. Protect specimen from light. Record total 24 hour urine volume and collection dates/times on request form. Random urine also acceptable; random urine collection does not require preservative.