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Citrate (urine)

Citrate (urine)

Citrate inhibits stone formation, so a low citrate leads to a tendancy to form calcium oxalate stones. Low urine citrate is associated with renal tubular acidosis, low potassium, chronic diarrhoea, UTI. Treatment is to reduce acidity of the urine and give potassium citrate.

Tube 08 (UR) - Urine
ID Tests&Tubes0170
Turn Around Turnaround time stated by HSL Analytics: 5 days.
Send to Blood Sciences LGI
(Test referred to: HSL Analytics.)
Contact For further details please contact Leeds Pathology customer services: leedsth-tr.pathologycustomerservice@nhs.net.
Advice Full information on all referred tests can be found on the referred tests information database, EQMS reference BSF2REC17003.
Collection Con Minimum Volume: 10 mL Urine.
Instructions to lab: Acidified urine also acceptable. Store in fridge.
Sample REQ Urine
Ref. Range Notes Interpretation will be provided on report.
Units mmol/L
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