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Correction of Urine Specific Gravity Measured By Refractometer For Temperature

Specialty:

Nephrology, Urology, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Pedatrics, Genetics
Clinical Laboratory

Objective:

ICD-10:

Description:

The correction of urine specific gravity for temperature is to add 0.001 to specific gravity reading for each 3 degree Centigrade above calibration temperature. Alternatively, subtract 0.001 for each 3 degrees below calibration temperature.

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