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Citrate - Urine

Referred out for testing

Source Urine 
Mnemonic 24 hour: UCITD and U24H

Random: UCIT 
Specimen Requirements

1 x 3 mL aliquot of 24 hour or random urine. No preservative.
Store in a cool, dark place during collection. Refrigeration is acceptable.

Note: preservative is acceptable for citrate testing if other tests requiring preservative are ordered on the same specimen.

Random collection is only acceptable for children under 18 years.

Specimen Handling

PSC & RRL:
Transport on ice to DSC. Send specimen in a separate bag with a photocopy of the requisition.

Extra-regional:
Freeze prior to transport to DSC. Send specimen in a separate bag with a photocopy of the requisition.

DSC:
Freeze specimens upon receipt in lab; ensure frozen specimens do not thaw.

Additional Information
Testing Location University of Alberta
Testing Frequency
Alternate Name(s) Citric Acid
Reference Interval