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.
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.

Compliance Category

Modified FDA

Note
Hotline History
N/A
CPT Codes

82374

Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
0020245 Urine Bicarbonate (HCO3) 1964-6
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Aliases
  • bicarbonate urine
  • HC03 urine
Bicarbonate (HCO(sub:3)), Urine