Chloride, 24 Hr Urine (DO NOT USE)
Fasting Required: No

Specimen: Urine, 24 Hour

Special Instructions: Urine jug to be picked up at lab.

Results: 3-5 Business Days

Description: Similar to sodium, it helps to maintain the body's electrolyte balance. An increase in urine chloride may result from water deficient dehydration, diabetic acidosis, Addison's disease, and salt-losing renal disease. Decreased urine levels are seen in congestive heart failure, severe diaphoresis and in hypochloremic metabolic alkalosis due to prolonged vomiting.

Methodology: Ion Selective Electrode (ISE)

Note: Result turnaround times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.