Lab Test : Urine pH

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Alternate:N/A
Includes:Dipstick for urine pH
Department:Hematology
Phone:(937) 641-3430
SQ Code:UPH
Available:Daily, 24 hours
Turnaround:Routine 3 hours; STAT 30 minutes
Specimen:Urine
Volume:0.5 mL
Container:Clean plain urine container, with secure lid
Temperature:If delayed over 30 minutes, refrigerate.
Rejection:Non-clean container
Normal:4.5-8.0
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.
Method:Colorimetric
 

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