|Includes:||Dipstick for urine pH|
|Available:||Daily, 24 hours|
|Turnaround:||Routine 3 hours; STAT 30 minutes|
|Container:||Clean plain urine container, with secure lid|
|Temperature:||If delayed over 30 minutes, refrigerate.|
|Uses:||Along with the lungs, the kidneys are the major regulators of the acid-base content on the body. They do this through the secretion of hydrogen in the form of ammnium bonate from the filrate in the convoluted tubules.|
|Limitations:||Substances that cause abnormal urine color may affect the reading of the reagent pad on the dipstick.|
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