Oxalate, Urine
Ordering Recommendation

Evaluate individuals with calcium oxalate renal calculi.

Quantitative Spectrophotometry
1-4 days
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
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ARUP Consult®
Disease Topics
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
Patient should avoid ingestion of vitamin C prior to collection. 
24-hour urine. Refrigerate during collection. 
Specimen Preparation
Thoroughly mix entire collection (24-hour) in one container. Do not exceed 4 mL in Tubes.
Preserved: Transfer 4 mL aliquot to an ARUP Transport Tube with Sulfamic Acid (ARUP supply #48098). Available online through eSupply using ARUP Connect or contact ARUP client services at (800) 522-2787. (Min: 1.5 mL) Mix well. Freeze immediately. 
Unpreserved: Transport a 4 mL unadjusted aliquot of urine to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 1.5 mL) Freeze immediately. 
Storage/Transport Temperature
CRITICAL FROZEN. Separate specimens must be submitted when multiple tests are ordered 
Unacceptable Conditions
Record total volume and collection time interval on transport tube and test request form. 
After collection complete: Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: Unacceptable; Frozen: 1 month 
Reference Interval
Test Number
Reference Interval
 Creatinine, Urine - per 24h
3-8 years140-700 mg/d140-700 mg/d
9-12 years300-1300 mg/d300-1300 mg/d
13-17 years500-2300 mg/d400-1600 mg/d
18-50 years1000-2500 mg/d700-1600 mg/d
51-80 years800-2100 mg/d500-1400 mg/d
81 years and older600-2000 mg/d400-1300 mg/d

 Oxalate, Urine - per 24hEffective May 15, 2017
0-12 years: 7-31 mg/d
Male 13 years and older: 16-49 mg/d
Female 13 years and older: 13-40 mg/d

Interpretive Data

Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) quickly degrades to oxalate in non-acidified urine. Patients should discontinue use of vitamin C supplements at least 48 hours prior to the start of urine collection and abstain until collection is complete.

Preservation with Sulfamic Acid before transporting is highly recommended.
Hotline History
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
0020207Creatinine, Urine - per volume2161-8
0020208Creatinine, Urine - per 24h2162-6
0020255Oxalate, Urine - per 24h2701-1
0020484Oxalate, Urine - per volume2700-3
0097110Total Volume19153-6
0097111Hours Collected30211-7
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  • Hyperoxaluria
  • Oxalate