Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

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

CITRIC ACID, URINE WITH CREATININE

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB1214         Geisinger Epic ID: 52781

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Clean-catch urine
Preferred collection container:
Specimen required:
10 mL clean-catch urine; minimum 1.5 mL.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Transport temperature:
Refrigerated (cold packs).
Specimen stability:
Room temperature: 8 hours. Refrigerated: 30 days. Frozen: 60 days.
Rejection criteria:
Received room temperature • Acidified urine

TEST DETAILS
CPT code(s):
82507, 82570
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.
Methodology:
Spectrophotometry
Synonyms:
Quest test code 11004, Citric Rd Ur
Clinical significance:
Citrate binds to calcium and inhibits kidney stone formation. Thus, low concentrations of citrate may lead to kidney stone formation. This is the most important risk factor for kidney stone formation in children. The treatment of calcium stones involves increasing urinary citrate excretion.

Performing Locations

Quest Diagnostics

Technical Lead: Michael Weaver    
Frequency: Set up: Mon-Fri; Report available: 1 day    
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