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Test Code UUN24 Urea, 24 Hour, Urine

Additional Codes

Epic: LAB2450

Specimen Required

Specimen Type: Urine

Collection Container/Type

Preferred: 24-hour Urine Collection

Acceptable: Sterile container

Submission Container/Tube: Clear top (no additive)

Specimen Volume: 3 mL

Collection Instructions: 

  1. Collect a 24-hour specimen.
  2. Empty the bladder at the start of collection, this urine is discarded.
  3. Collect all urine after the initial void in the collection container.
  4. Measure and record the 24-hour volume.
  5. Record the exact start and completion times of the 24-hour collection on the container label.

Specimen Minimum Volume

0.5 mL

Specimen Stability

Room temperature: 2 days

Refrigerated: 7 days

Frozen: 1 month

Reference Range

12-20 gm/24 HR

Rejection Due To

Unlabeled, mislabeled, wrong tube type, QNS, exceeds specimen stability requirements.

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Daily

Report Available

Same day

Method Name

Urease

Special Instructions

Patient Collection Instructions