|Description||A low citrate is associated with renal tubular acidosis, low potassium, chronic diarrhoea, UTI. Treatment is to reduce acidity of the urine and give potassium citrate.|
|Indication||Stone formers could have low citrates
|Interpretation||<300 mg/day = hypocitrituria. 300-500 mg/day = borderline. Citrate inhibits stone formation, so a low citrate leads to a tendancy to form calcium oxalate stones.
|Tube||24h Plain Urine|
|Min. Vol||10 mL|
|Freq.||Referred to external laboratory|
|Ref. Range (Male)||<300|
|Ref. Range (Female)||<300|
|Ref. Range (Paed)|| |
|Ref. Range Notes||
|IP Acute TAT||Refer to Website|
|IP Routine TAT||5 days|
|GP Acute TAT||Refer to Website|
|GP Routine TAT||Refer to Website|
|Turnround Comment||Dr Gill Rumsby:firstname.lastname@example.org|
Originally edited by : . Review due on 22/11/2018 10:21:54. Published By on 22/11/2017 10:21:54.