Urine Electrolytes

Container: 24 hour (Plain - Green container)

Sample type: Urine

Test name: Urine Electrolytes a.k.a. urine sodium, urine potassium

Condition / Indication: Fluid balance

Special precautions & notes: In both a random and 24 hour sample, the tests are sodium, potassium and creatinine. These can also be measured on acidified urine.

Reference range: No reference ranges quoted for random urine samples due to variability. Results should be interpreted in context with serum results, paired urine and serum osmolalities, current medications and fluid status. 24 hour samples: Urine Sodium 50-200 mmol/24hr

Container: 24 hour (Plain - Green container)

Alternative container: Urine plain 5ml (Beige top)

Ideal volume (mL): n/a

Referred outside NBT for analysis? No

Discipline: Clinical Biochemistry

Section: Automated Laboratory

Turnaround time: 1 day