Bicarbonate (HCO3), Urine
0020245
Ordering Recommendation
 
Mnemonic
BICARB
Methodology
Enzymatic
Performed
Sun-Sat
Reported
Within 24 hours  
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Submit With Order
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.  
Note
 
CPT Code(s)
82374
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
0020245Urine Bicarbonate (HCO3)1964-6
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Aliases
  • bicarbonate urine
  • HC03 urine