Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

Order Display Name: Geisinger Epic Procedure Code Or ID CPT Code:  

CHLORIDE, RANDOM URINE

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB1992         Geisinger Epic ID: 14331

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Random urine
Preferred collection container:
Specimen required:
5 mL urine; minimum 1 mL.
Special notes:
Urine with preservatives is not acceptable.
Patient preparation:
.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Transport temperature:
Refrigerated.
Specimen stability:
Room temperature/refrigerated: 3 days.
Rejection criteria:
Urine containing preservatives is not acceptable. Stability limits exceeded.

TEST DETAILS
Reference interval:
Not specified.
CPT code(s):
82436
Note: The billing party has sole responsibility for CPT coding.  Any questions regarding coding should be directed to the payer being billed.  The CPT codes provided by GML are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only.
Test includes:
Chloride.
Methodology:
Potentiometric
Synonyms:
CLU
Clinical significance:
Increased urine chloride may result from water-deficient dehydration, diabetic ketoacidosis, Addison's disease, and salt-losing renal disease. Decreased urine levels are seen in congestive heart failure, severe diaphoresis, and in hypochloremic metabolic alkalosis due to prolonged vomiting.
Doctoral Director(s:)
Hoi-Ying Elsie Yu, PhD, DABCC
Sheng-Ying (Margaret) Lo, PhD, DABCC    
Review Date: 12/24/2020

Performing Locations

Geisinger Medical Center

Performing laboratory: Automated Chemistry
Technical Lead: Mariana Moyer, Jared Shepherd
Frequency: Daily, Monday - Sunday
Performed stat? Yes

Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center

Performing laboratory: ATL+
Technical Lead: Sarah McGowan    
Frequency: Daily, all shifts    
Performed stat? Yes
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