Citric Acid, Urine with Creatinine

Test Code

Quest Code

CPT Codes
82507, 82570

Preferred Specimen
10 mL clean catch urine collected in a sterile screw cap container

Minimum Volume
1.5 mL

Transport Temperature
Refrigerated (cold packs)

Specimen Stability
Room temperature: 8 hours
Refrigerated: 30 days
Frozen: 60 days

Reject Criteria (Eg, hemolysis? Lipemia? Thaw/Other?)
Received room temperature • Acidified urine

Spectrophotometry (SP)

Setup Schedule
Tue, Thu, Sat

Report Available
1 to 4 Day(s)

Reference Range
See Laboratory Report

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 Laboratory
Quest Diagnostics Nichols Institute
27027 Tourney Road
Valencia, CA 91355-5386

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