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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
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