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 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
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