CHLORIDE, RANDOM URINE

Code
500.4420
Name
CHLORIDE, RANDOM URINE
Category
None
Department
Chemistry
Start Date
Expiration Date
Synonyms
Urine CL
CPT Codes
82436
Site
Main Lab
Reference Test
ATLAS Test Code

CLU

Specimen Information

Type

Urine, random

Volume

10.0 ml

Transport Info

Room Temperature 7 day stability Refrigerated 7 day stability Frozen stable

Fasting Required?
False
Patient Instructions

Reference Range

Reference ranges not available for random urine

Methodology

Ion-selective Electrode (ISE)

Clinical Significance

Evaluate electrolyte composition of urine, acid-base balance studies; distinguish whether or not a case of metabolic alkalosis is chloride-responsive (salt responsive). The role of electrolytes in the human body is manifold. There are almost no metabolic processes that are not dependent on or affected by electrolytes. Among other functions of the electrolytes are maintenance of osmotic pressure and water distribution in the various body fluid compartments, maintenance of the proper pH, regulation of the proper function of the heart and other muscles, involvement in oxidation-reduction reactions, and participation in catalysis of cofactors for enzymes.

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