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Urine Citrate

24 hour container (with or without additives), urine monovette or white topped universal (without additives)

TestUrine Citrate
Common AbbreviationsUCIT. UCITR
ProfileNA
Tube type24 hour container (with or without additives), urine monovette or white topped universal (without additives)
Clinical IndicationHypocitraturia is an important risk factor for kidney stone formation as citrate in the urine is an inhibitor of calcium salt crystallization. Patients with hypocitraturia need to be identified and dietary citrate replaced to decrease the probability of future stone formation
Specimen TypeUrine
Sample typeAcidified or Plain 24 hour urine or Plain Random Urine
Minimum Volume1mL
Special PrecautionsNo special requirements
Stability1 month at 2-8°C
Turnaround TimeInpatient: 21 days Outpatient/ GP: 21 days
LaboratoryWythenshawe Hospital
Reference Intervalcontact referral laboratory
LimitationsContact Referral Laboratory
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