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ID:146 Oxalate (blood, dialysate)
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DescriptionOxalates are naturally-occurring substances found in plants, animals, and in humans. In chemical terms, oxalates belong to a group of molecules called organic acids.
Indication
Additional InfoThe formation of kidney stones containing oxalate is an area of controversy in clinical nutrition with respect to dietary restriction of oxalate.
Concurrent Testsna
Dietary Requirementsna
InterpretationPlasma oxalate always increased in renal failure.

DepartmentBiochemistry
SampleBlood
TubeEDTA (Haem)
Tube Picture
Collection ConditionsContact laboratory before taking sample. Sample MUST be sent to laboratory IMMEDIATELY after venepuncture.
Min. Vol1mL
Freq.Referred to external laboratory

Ref. Range (Male)
Ref. Range (Female)
Ref. Range (Paed)
Ref. Range Notes<10 Ámol/L (non-fasting)
Unitsumol/L
IP Acute TAT10 days
IP Routine TAT10 days
GP Acute TAT10 days
GP Routine TAT10 days
Turnround CommentDr Gill Rumsby:gill.rumsby@uclh.nhs.uk

Originally edited by : JHB. Review due on 17/10/2017. Published By on 17/10/2017.