No reference range is reported for urine pH. Although urine pH normally ranges between 6.5 to 8.5 in healthy individuals, it varies with food consumption. Urine with a pH >6.0 is suggestive of alkali contamination or the presence of urea splitting bacteria. In a patient with metabolic acidosis, a urine pH >5.5 suggests a failure of urinary acidification which may indicate renal tubular acidosis.
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University Hospitals Birmingham medical laboratories at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Heartlands Hospital, Good Hope Hospital and Solihull Hospital are UKAS (United Kingdom Accreditation Service) accredited to the ISO 15189:2012 standard. For a list of accredited tests and other information please visit the UKAS website using the following link: https://www.ukas.com/find-an-organisation/
Molecular Pathology is a UKAS accredited medical laboratory No. 8759
Biochemistry is a UKAS accredited medical laboratory No. 8910
Haematology and Transfusion is a UKAS accredited medical laboratory No. 8784
Clinical Microbiology is a UKAS accredited medical laboratory No. 8760
Cellular Pathology is a UKAS accredited medical laboratory No. 10141
Musculoskeletal laboratory is a UKAS accredited medical laboratory No. 9897
Heartlands, Good Hope and Solihull Hospital pathology laboratories are a UKAS accredited medical laboratory No.8217.
Tests not appearing on the UKAS Schedule of Accreditation currently remain outside of our scope of accreditation. However, these tests have been validated to the same high standard as accredited tests and are performed by the same trained and competent staff.