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.

This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by ARUP Laboratories. It has not been cleared or approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. This test was performed in a CLIA certified laboratory and is intended for clinical purposes.

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