Sodium, Urine

Test Code

Alias/See Also
Na, Urine Random; Random Urine Na; Random Urine Sodium;  

CPT Codes

Preferred Specimen
Fresh urine

Minimum Volume
1 mL

Obtain specimen in urine collection cup and transfer 2 mL to a screw-top transport tube.

Transport Container
Clean screw-top plastic vial or urine cup.

Transport Temperature

Specimen Stability
Room Temperature = 5 days
Refrigerated = 5 days
Frozen = n/a

Reject Criteria (Eg, hemolysis? Lipemia? Thaw/Other?)
Incorrect specimen type, insufficient sample volume, improper storage conditions, exceeds specimen stability guidelines, contaminated sample.

ion selective electrode

Setup Schedule

Report Available

Clinical Significance
The excretion of sodium varies with dietary intake. There is a diurnal variation of sodium excretion with excretion being greater during daytime than during the night. Decreased levels are seen in congestive heart failure, excessive sweating, diarrhea, pyloric obstruction, malabsorption and primary aldosteronism. Increased levels may be due to increased salt intake, failure of the adrenal glands, diabetic acidosis, salt losing renal disease and water deficient dehydration.

Performing Laboratory
CompuNet Clinical Laboratories, LLC
2308 Sandridge Drive
Moraine, OH 45439

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