Bicarbonate (HCO3), Urine
0020245
Ordering Recommendation
Mnemonic
BICARB
Methodology
Enzymatic
Performed
Sun-Sat
Reported
Within 24 hours
New York DOH Approval Status
Specimens from New York clients will be sent out to a New York DOH approved laboratory, if possible.
Submit With Order
ARUP Consult®
Disease Topics
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
 
Collect
Random urine in sealed container. 
Specimen Preparation
Immediately upon collection, mix and transfer 4 mL urine to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.3 mL) Do not expose to air. 
Storage/Transport Temperature
CRITICAL FROZEN. Separate specimens must be submitted when multiple tests are ordered. 
Unacceptable Conditions
Room temperature or refrigerated specimens. 
Remarks
 
Stability
Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: Unacceptable; Frozen: 1 month (unstable if thawed and refrozen) 
Reference Interval
Not defined.
Interpretive Data
Reference Interval has not been defined for Bicarbonate, Urine.

Statement B: Compliance Statement B: For laboratory developed tests not using a RUO kit, and for FDA approved, cleared or 510(k) exempt assays with alterations. This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by ARUP Laboratories. The U. S. Food and Drug Administration has not approved or cleared this test; however, FDA clearance or approval is not currently required for clinical use. The results are not intended to be used as the sole means for clinical diagnosis or patient management decisions.

Note
Hotline History
N/A
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
0020245Urine Bicarbonate (HCO3)1964-6
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Aliases
  • bicarbonate urine
  • HC03 urine