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ID:391 Citrate (Urine)
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DescriptionA 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.
IndicationStone formers could have low citrates
Additional Info
Concurrent Testsna
Dietary Requirementsna
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.

DepartmentBiochemistry
SampleUrine
Tube24h Plain Urine
Tube Picture
Collection Conditions
Min. Vol10 mL
Freq.Referred to external laboratory

Ref. Range (Male)<300
Ref. Range (Female)<300
Ref. Range (Paed)
Ref. Range Notes
Unitsmmol/L
IP Acute TATRefer to Website
IP Routine TAT5 days
GP Acute TATRefer to Website
GP Routine TATRefer to Website
Turnround CommentDr Gill Rumsby:gill.rumsby@uclh.nhs.uk

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