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Test Code K U Urine Potassium

Clinical System Name

Urine Potassium

Synonyms

Potassium Urine

Potassium, Random Urine

Sample Requirements

Specimen: Random Urine

Container(s): Sterile Screw-Capped Container

Preferred Vol:  1.0 mL

Minimum Vol: 0.25 mL supernatant

 

 

Processing Instructions

Reject due to:  Non-sterile container, insufficient quantity, incorrect storage temperature, age of specimen

Spin: Y

Aliquot: Y

Temp: 2-8oC

Storage location: Core 5 Chemistry Refrigerator

 

Off-site collection:  Spin aliquot of urine, aliquot supernatant. Refrigerate specimen (2 - 8o C). 

Stability

 

 

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Urine RT

 

  2-8oC

 7 d

  -20oC or -70oC

 

 

Availability

STAT Performed TAT
Y 24/7  1 H

 

Performing Laboratory

Seattle Children's Laboratory    

Department

Department:  Core Chemistry

Phone Number: 206-987-2617

 

 

Reference Range

No reference ranges available for random collections. Results vary with dietary intake.
 

Methodology

Method: Potentiometric by Vitros 4600

Analytical Volume: 0.04 mL supernatant

CPT Codes

84133