Test Directory
24 Hour Urine Preservative List

 88 items.
Test nameBilling codeTest code (flexilab)Collection ProcedureSpecimen ProcessingAlternate Specimens
17-KETOSTEROIDS, URINE 24HR17KSUQ.LCA17KSUQCollect a 24-hour urine in a 24-hour dark plastic urine container. Refrigerate during collection.Transfer two 4 mL aliquots from a well-mixed 24-hour urine collection into 2 PAML Standard Transport Tubes or 2 PAML Standard Transport Tubes containing 20 mg Sulfamic Acid (PAML supply #4219) Adequate refrigeration is the most important aspect of specimen preservation. Record total volume and collection time interval on transport tube and request form.
17OH-CORTICOSTEROIDS, UR 24HR17OHQ.LCA17OHQRefrigerate during collectionAliquot 12 mL of a well-mixed 24-hour urine collection into a leakproof plastic urine container and freeze. Record total volume.Random samples (but they are reported as mg/L with no reference ranges), samples refrigerated with preservatives. Sample pH must be 5-7. Mix well, add 1 gram boric acid/100 mL urine, adjust pH (with boric acid) to 5-7 and freeze.
5HIAA, URINE 24HRUQHIAAUQHIAACollect a 24-hour urine specimen. Refrigerate during collection.Aliquot 5 mL of a well-mixed 24-hour urine collection into 2 aliquot tubes (5 mL each). Record time and volume.
ALDOSTERONE, 24-HOUR URINEALDUQLALDUQLPatient to void at 8 AM and discard the specimen. Then collect all urine including the final specimen voided at the end of the 24-hour collection period (ie, 8 AM the next morning).Aliquot 10 mL of a well-mixed 24 hour urine collection into a leakproof plastic urine container and refrigerate. Record total volume and collection period.
ALDOSTERONE, URINE 24HRALDOSTERONE-UALDUQCollect a 24-hour urine. Urine must be refrigerated during collection. Add 1 g boric acid per 100 mL urineAliquot 4 mL of a well-mixed 24 hour urine collection into a leakproof plastic urine container and freeze. Record total volume and collection periodPreserved urine; adjust the pH of the sample to 2-4 with 6M HCL or 50% acetic acid
ALUMINUM, URINE 24HRALU-UALUUQ24-hour or random urine collection. Specimen must be collected in a plastic container. ARUP studies indicate that refrigeration of urine alone, during and after collection, preserves specimens adequately, if tested within 14 days of collection.Transfer an 8 mL aliquot from a well-mixed collection to Trace Element-Free Transport Tubes (9771 or 43116). Record total volume and collection time.
AMINO ACIDS QUANT, URINEAAUQTHAAUQTHAliquot 5 mL of a well-mixed urine collection into a leakproof plastic urine container and freeze. Record total volume and collection period.
AMINOLEVULINIC ACID, UR 24HRALA-UALAUQCollect a 24-hour or random urine in a 24-hour dark plastic urine container. Refrigerate during collection.Aliquot 4 mL of a well-mixed 24-hour urine collection into a leakproof plastic urine container. Protect from light during collection, storage and transport.
AMYLASE, URINE 24HRAMYUQAMYUQCollect a 24-hour in a 24-hour dark plastic urine container. Refrigerate during collection.Aliquot 10 mL of a well-mixed 24-hour collection into a leakproof plastic urine container. Record total volume and collection period. Specimens that have been frozen
ARSENIC EXPOSURE PROFILE, URINEARSEXLARSEXLSampling time is the end of the work week for industrial exposure monitoring.
Metals with timing "end of work week" (meaning four or five consecutive working days with exposure) are eliminated with half-lives longer than five hours. Such metals accumulate in the body during the work week; therefore, their timing is critical in relation to previous exposures.
Optional protocol: Instruct the patient to void at 8 AM and discard the specimen. Then collect all urine including the final specimen voided at the end of the 24-hour collection period (ie, 8 AM the next morning). Avoid contact with metal during collection.
Aliquot 5 mL of a well-mixed random urine or 24 hour urine collection into a leakproof plastic urine container and refrigerate. Record total volume and collection period for a 24 hr urine collection.
ARSENIC, URINE 24HRUQARSUQARSCollect a 24-hour urine specimen. Use only SAGE, GUARD, P-Splitter or HEDWIN jugs. Pretest other jugs. Do not use VOLLRATH jugs. Refrigerate during collection.Aliquot 5 mL of a well-mixed 24-hour urine collection into a leakproof trace element free tube. Record collection time and total volume.
ARSENIC, URINE 24HR RFLX FRACTAARSUQAARSUQCollect a 24 hour urine in a plastic trace-metal free urine container and refrigerate during collection. ARUP studies indicate that refrigeration of urine alone, during and after collection, preserves specimens adequately if tested within 14 days of collection. Aliquot 8 mL of a well-mixed 24 hour urine collection into a leak-proof plastic trace-metal free transport tube (PAML Supply #3132). Refrigerate sample. Record total volume and collection period.
ARYLSULFATASE A, URINEARSUY.LCAARSUYRefrigerate specimen during collection.Aliquot 6 mL of a well-mixed 24 hour urine collection into a leakproof plastic urine container and refrigerate. Record total volume and collection period.
BENCE JONES PROTEIN, UR 24HRBJKLQBJKLQCollect a 24-hour urine specimen in a leakproof plastic urine container. Refrigerate during collection.Transfer two 4 mL aliquots from a well-mixed 24 hour urine collection into individual leakproof plastic urine containers and refrigerate. Record total volume and collection period.Random urine specimens and urine supernate
CADMIUM, URINE 24HRUQCDUQCDCollect a 24-hour urine specimen. Use only SAGE, GUARD, P-Splitter or HEDWIN jugs. Pretest other jugs. Do not use VOLLRATH jugs. Refrigerate during collection.Aliquot 5 mL of a well-mixed 24-hour urine collection into a leakproof trace element free tube. Record collection time and total volume.
CALCIUM, URINE 24HRCAL-UCAUQAdd 30 mL 6N HCl to a 24-hour dark plastic urine container. Collect a 24-hour urine specimen. Refrigerate during collection.Aliquot 10 mL of a well-mixed 24-hour urine collection into a leakproof plastic urine container. Adjust pH to between 1.0-2.0 with 6N HCl. Record collection time and total volume.For timed urine samples, add 1 mL 6N HCL/100 mL urine at end of collection as soon as possible. Adjust pH 1.0-2.0 using HCL and let stand one hour before analysis.
CALCULI RISK ASSESSMENT, URINECRAUCRAU24-hour urine. Refrigerate during collection. Specimen should be delivered to laboratory ASAP following collection for sample processing.Use Kidney Stone/Supersaturation Urine Collection Kit (PAML supply #9795).
Thoroughly mix entire collection (24-hour) in one container. Transport four separate 4 mL aliquots of urine using Calculi Risk/Supersaturation Urine Collection Kit.
Aliquot according to the following specifications:
1st aliquot (pH 2): Transfer 4 mL urine into a Sulfamic Acid Tube. (Min: 4 mL) Mix well.
2nd aliquot (pH 2): Transfer 4 mL urine into a Sulfamic Acid Tube. (Min: 4 mL) Mix well.
3rd aliquot (pH 9): Transfer 4 mL urine into a Sodium Carbonate Tube. (Min: 4 mL) Mix well.
4th aliquot: Transfer 4 mL urine into an Unpreserved Tube. (Min: 4 mL)
Freeze specimens immediately after aliquoting. Do not exceed 4 mL in tubes.
If collection kit is unavailable, transport four 4 mL unadjusted aliquots of urine.
Record total volume and collection time.
CATECHOLAMINES, FRACT, UR 24HRCAT.UFCATUQAdd 25 mL 6N HCL to a 24-hour dark plastic urine container at the start of the collection. Collect a 24-hour urine specimen. Refrigerate during collection. At the end of the collection adjust the pH to 1-3 with 6N HCL.Aliquot 5 mL of a well-mixed 24-hour urine collection. Adjust pH to 1-3 with 6N HCL.24-hour urine collected with no preservative, refrigerated during collection and pH adjusted to 1-3 upon receipt and refrigerated.
CHLORIDE, URINE, 24HRCL-UCLUQCollect a 24-hour urine in a 24-hour dark plastic urine container. Refrigerate during collection.Aliquot 50 mL of a well-mixed 24-hour urine collection into a leakproof plastic urine container. Record collection time and total volume.Frozen specimens
CHROMIUM, URINE 24HRUQCRUQCRCollect a 24-hour urine specimen. Refrigerate during collection.Aliquot 5 mL of a well-mixed 24-hour urine collection into a leakproof trace element free tube. Record total volume and collection time.
CITRIC ACID (CITRATE), 24-HOUR URINECITQULCITQULPatient to void at 8 AM and discard the specimen. Then collect all urine including the final specimen voided at the end of the 24-hour collection period (ie, 8 AM the next morning). Refrigerated during collection.Aliquot 10 mL of a well-mixed 24 hour urine collection into a leakproof plastic urine container. Preservative (6N HCl) is not necessary during collection but should be added to urine collection within 24 hours. Final pH must be 1 to 3. Alternatively, the sample may be frozen without added acid. Record total volume on the transport tube and request form.
CITRIC ACID, URINE 24HRCITQUCITQUAdd 10 mL 6N HCl to a 24-hour dark plastic urine container. Collect a 24-hour urine specimen. Refrigerate during collection.Aliquot 10 mL of a well-mixed 24-hour urine collection into a leakproof plastic urine container. Adjust pH to 2 or less with 6N HCl. Record total volume.Random urine specimen
COBALT, URINE 24HRUQCOUQCOCollect a 24-hour urine specimen. Specimen must be collected in a plastic container. Refrigerate during collection.Aliquot 5 mL of a well-mixed urine collection into trace element-free transport tubes and refrigerate. Record total volume and collection period.
COPPER, URINE 24HRUQCOPUQCOPCollect a 24 hour urine specimen. Use only SAGE, SSA jug from Fisher, GUARD, P-Splitter, or HEDWIN jugs. Pretest other jugs. Do not use VOLLRATH jugs. Refrigerate during collection.Aliquot 5 mL of a well-mixed 24-hour urine collection into a leakproof trace element free tube and refrigerate. Record total volume and collection period. Do not allow specimen to come into contact with metal or rubber.
COPROPORPHYRIN ISOMERS I/IIICOPI13COPI13Collect urine for 24 hours. Add 5 g of sodium carbonate as preservative at start of collection. This preservative is intended to achieve a pH of GT7. Do not substitute sodium bicarbonate for sodium carbonate. The container should be refrigerated and protected from light as much as possible during collection.Aliquot 20-50 mL of a well-mixed 24 hour urine collection into a leakproof plastic urine container and freeze. Protect from light Record total volume and collection period.
COPROPORPHYRIN, URINECPRPHLCPRPHLThe collection of the 24-hour urine starts with the patient voiding (completely emptying bladder) and discarding the first urine passed (ie, 8 AM or 8 PM). Then collect all urine including the final specimen voided at the end of the 24-hour collection period (ie, 8 AM or 8 PM the following day). Specimen must be kept refrigerated during collection.Aliquot 2 mL of a well-mixed 24 hour urine collection into a leakproof amber plastic urine container and refrigerate. Record total volume and collection period. (If amber tubes are unavailable, cover plastic tube completely, top and bottom, with aluminum foil.Identify specimen with patient's name directly on the container AND on the outside of the aluminum foil. Secure with tape.)
CORTISOL FREE, UR 24HRCORFUACORFUACollect a 24-hour or random urine. Refrigerate 24-hour specimen during collection.Aliquot 4 mL of a well-mixed urine collection into a leakproof plastic urine container. Record collection time and total volume.
CORTISOL, URINARY FREECORFULCORFULInstruct the patient to void at 8 AM and discard the specimen. Then collect all urine including the final specimen voided at the end of the 24-hour collection period (ie, 8 AM the next morning) in a plastic bottle. Aliquot 100 mL of a well-mixed 24 hour urine collection into a leakproof plastic urine container and refrigerate. It is acceptable to collect cortisol with boric acid or HCl preservative.
CORTISOL/CORTISONE, FREE, URCOCOUACOCOUACollect a 24-hour or random urine. Refrigerate 24-hour specimen during collection.Aliquot 4 mL of a well-mixed urine collection into a leakproof plastic urine container. Record collection time and total volume.
CORTISONE U+CORTISOL UCORTLTCORTLTInstruct the patient to void at 8 AM and discard the specimen. Then collect all urine including the final specimen voided at the end of the 24-hour collection period (ie, 8 AM the next morning) in a plastic bottle. Screw the lid on securely. Refrigerate during collection.Aliquot 100 mL of a well-mixed 24 hour urine collection into a leakproof plastic urine container and refrigerate. Record collection time and total volume.
CREATINE, URINE 24HRCREATINE-UCRTUQCollect a 24-hour urine in a plastic, leakproof container. Do not use preservatives. Keep refrigerated during collection. Specify on the request form and on the urine container the total 24-hour urine volume. Aliquot 3 mL of a well-mixed 24 hour urine collection into a leakproof plastic urine container and freeze immediately. Record total volume and collection period.
CREATININE CLEARANCE 24HRCRE CLCRCLCollect a 24 hour urine in a 24 hour dark plastic urine container. Refrigerate during collection.Separate serum from cells within 2 hours of collection and transfer to a standard PAML aliquot tube. Aliquot 40 mL of a well-mixed 24 hour urine collection into a leakproof plastic urine container. Record collection time and total volume. Lithium heparin plasma (green top tube) and urines preserved in the boric acid tubes (BD C and S tubes)
CREATININE, URINE, 24HRCRE-UCREUQCollect a 24-hour urine in a 24-hour dark plastic urine container. Refrigerate during collection.Aliquot 40 mL of a well-mixed 24-hour urine collection into a leakproof plastic urine container. Record collection time and total volume. Frozen specimens and urines preserved in the boric acid tubes (BD C&S tubes)
CYSTINE, QUANTITATIVE, URINECYSQULCYSQULCollect a 24 hour urine in a 24 hour dark plastic urine container. Refrigerate during collection.Aliquot 5 mL of a well-mixed 24 hour urine collection into a leakproof plastic urine container and refrigerate. Record total volume and collection period.
CYSTINE, URINE 24HRCYUQCYUQCollect a 24-hour or other timed urine collection. Avoid dilute urine when possible. Refrigerate 24-hour/timed specimens during collection.Mix urine well. Aliquot 8 mL urine into a leakproof plastic urine container and freeze immediately. CRITICAL FROZEN. Record total volume and collection time interval.
FREE KAPPA LAMBDA LIGHT CHAINSBJPQLABJPQLACollect a 24-hour urine specimen in a leakproof plastic urine container. Refrigerate during collection.Transfer two 4 mL aliquots from a well-mixed 24 hour urine collection into individual leakproof plastic urine containers and refrigerate. Record total volume and collection period.Random urine specimens and urine supernate
GLOMERULAR FILTRATION 24HRGFP24GFPCollect a 24-hour urine in a 24 hour dark plastic urine container. Refrigerate during collection.Separate serum from cells within 2 hours of collection and transfer to a standard PAML aliquot tube. Aliquot 40 mL of a well-mixed 24 hour urine collection into a leakproof plastic urine container. Record collection time and total volume. Lithium heparin plasma (green top tube) and 1 mL urine
GLUCOSE, URINE, 24HRGLU-UGLUUQCollect a 24 hour urine in a 24 hour dark plastic urine container. Refrigerate during collection.Aliquot 40 mL of a well-mixed 24 hour urine collection into a leakproof plastic urine container. Record collection time and total volume.Frozen specimens
HEAVY METAL 3, URINE 24HRUHMQ3UHMQ3Collect a 24-hour urine specimen. Use only SAGE, GUARD, P-Splitter or HEDWIN jugs. Pretest other jugs. Do not use VOLLRATH jugs. Refrigerate during collection.Aliquot 5 mL of a well-mixed 24-hour urine collection into a leakproof trace element free tube. Record collection time and total volume.
HEAVY METAL 4, URINE 24HRUHMQ4UHMQ4Collect a 24-hour urine specimen. Use only SAGE, GUARD, P-Splitter or HEDWIN jugs. Pretest other jugs. Do not use VOLLRATH jugs. Refrigerate during collection.Aliquot 5 mL of a well-mixed 24-hour urine collection into a leakproof trace element free tube. Record collection time and total volume.
HISTAMINE DETERMINATION, URINEHISTULHISTULThe collection of the 24-hour urine starts with the patient voiding (completely emptying bladder) and discarding the first urine passed in the morning (ie, 8 AM). Then collect all urine including the final specimen voided at the end of the 24-hour collection period (ie, 8 AM the next morning). Refrigerate during collection.Aliquot 15 mL of a well-mixed 24 hour urine collection into a leakproof plastic urine container and refrigerate. Record total volume and collection period.
HISTAMINE, URINEHIST-UHISTURCollect a 24-hour or random urine collection in a 24-hour dark plastic urine container. Refrigerate during collection.Aliquot 4 mL of a well-mixed 24-hour or random urine collection in a leakproof plastic urine container and freeze immediately. Record total volume and collection period. CRITICAL FROZEN.Samples preserved with HCl, if frozen immediately.
HMA/VMA, URINE, QUANT 24HRHVMVMAHVMVMAThe collection of the 24-hour urine starts with the patient voiding (completely emptying bladder) and discarding the first urine passed in the morning (ie, 8 AM). Then collect all urine including the final specimen voided at the end of the 24-hour collection period (ie, 8 AM the next morning). Refrigerate during collection. Aliquot 30 mL of a well-mixed 24 hour urine collection into a leakproof plastic urine container and refrigerate. Record total volume and collection period.
HOMOCYSTINE, URINE 24HRHOMO-UHOMOUQCollect a 24-hour urine in a 24-hour dark plastic urine container. Refrigerate during collection.Aliquot 5 mL of a well-mixed 24-hour urine collection into a leakproof plastic urine container. Record total volume.
HOMOVANILLIC ACID (HVA), 24-HOUR URINEHVALCHVALCThe collection of the 24-hour urine starts with the patient voiding (completely emptying bladder) and discarding the first urine passed in the morning (ie, 8 AM). Then collect all urine including the final specimen voided at the end of the 24-hour collection period (ie, 8 AM the next morning). Refrigerate during collection.Aliquot 30 mL of a well-mixed 24 hour urine collection into a leakproof plastic urine container and refrigerate. Record total volume and collection period.
HOMOVANILLIC ACID URINE, 24HRHVAAHVAA24-hour or random urine. Refrigerate 24-hour specimens during collection.Aliquot 4 mL from a well-mixed 24-hour or random urine collection into a leakproof plastic urine container. Record total volume and collection time interval on transport tube and test request form.
IMMUNOFIXATION (IFE) AND PROTEIN ELECTROPHORESIS, 24-HOUR URINEBJKLQLBJKLQLThe collection of the 24-hour urine starts with the patient voiding (completely emptying bladder) and discarding the first urine passed in the morning (ie, 8 AM). Then collect all urine including the final specimen voided at the end of the 24-hour collection period (ie, 8 AM the next morning). Refrigerate during collection.Aliquot 30 mL of a well-mixed 24 hour urine collection into a leakproof plastic urine container and refrigerate. Record total volume and collection period.
IMMUNOFIXATION, SER/UR 24HRIEP.SUIEPSUQSee component testsRecord collection time and total volume. See component tests.
IMMUNOFIXATION, URINE 24HRIEP-UIEPUQCollect a 24 hour urine collection in a 24 hour dark plastic urine container. Refrigerate during collection.Aliquot 100 mL of a well-mixed 24 hour urine collection in a leakproof plastic urine container. Record collection time and total volume.
IODINE, URINE 24HRIODUQM.LCAIODUQMInstruct the patient to void at 8 AM and discard the specimen. Then collect all urine including the final specimen voided at the end of the 24-hour collection period (ie, 8 AM the next morning). Screw the lid on securely. Container MUST be labeled with patient's full name, the date and time collection started, and the date and time collection finished. Do NOT use preservatives. Aliquot 5 mL of a well-mixed 24 hour urine collection into a leakproof plastic urine container and refrigerate. Record total volume and collection period.
KIDNEY STONE RISK PANEL, URINEKSRPUKSRPU24-hour urine. Refrigerate during collection. Specimen should be delivered to laboratory ASAP following collection for sample processing.Use Kidney Stone/Supersaturation Urine Collection Kit (PAML supply #9795).
Thoroughly mix entire collection (24-hour) in one container. Transport four separate 4 mL aliquots of urine using Calculi Risk/Supersaturation Urine Collection Kit.
Aliquot according to the following specifications:
1st aliquot (pH 2): Transfer 4 mL urine into a Sulfamic Acid Tube. (Min: 4 mL) Mix well.
2nd aliquot (pH 2): Transfer 4 mL urine into a Sulfamic Acid Tube. (Min: 4 mL) Mix well.
3rd aliquot (pH 9): Transfer 4 mL urine into a Sodium Carbonate Tube. (Min: 4 mL) Mix well.
4th aliquot: Transfer 4 mL urine into an Unpreserved Tube. (Min: 4 mL)
Freeze specimens immediately after aliquoting. Do not exceed 4 mL in tubes.
If collection kit is unavailable, transport four 4 mL unadjusted aliquots of urine.
Record total volume and collection time.
KIDNEY STONE URINE TEST COMBINATION WITH SATURATION CALCULATIONSKSRPULKSRPULCollect a single 24-hour urine collection without preservative. Aliquot two 100 mL aliquots of a well-mixed 24 hour urine collection into leakproof plastic urine containers. Freeze specimens immediately after aliquoting. Record total volume and collection period.
LEAD, URINE 24HRUQPBUQPBCollect a 24-hour urine specimen. Use only SAGE, GUARD, P-Splitter or HEDWIN jugs. Pretest other jugs. Do not use VOLLRATH jugs. Refrigerate during collection.Aliquot 5 mL of a well-mixed 24-hour urine collection into a leakproof trace element free tube. Record collection time and total volume.
MAGNESIUM, FECALMGFEC.LCAMGFECCollect a 24-hour stool.Aliquot 5 grams of a well-mixed 24-hour stool in a clean, leakproof plastic container. Stool must be liquid. Do not add saline or water to liquefy specimen. Random stool collection
MAGNESIUM, URINE, 24HRMAG-UMGUQCollect a 24 hour urine in a 24 hour dark plastic urine container. Refrigerate during collection.Aliquot 25 mL of a well-mixed 24 hour urine collection into a leakproof plastic urine container. Adjust pH to 1 with 6N HCl. Record collection time and total volume.Frozen specimens
MANGANESE, URINE 24HRUQMNUQMNCollect a 24-hour urine specimen. Refrigerate during collection.Aliquot 5 mL of a well-mixed 24-hour urine collection into a leakproof trace element free tube. Record total volume and collection time.
MELANIN, URINEMELURSMELURSCollect a random or 24-hour urine specimen. Refrigerate during collection. Protect from light.4.5 mL aliquot of a random or 24-hour urine specimen. Protect from light. CRITICAL FROZEN
MERCURY, URINE 24HRUQHGUQHGCollect a 24-hour urine specimen. Use only SAGE, GUARD, P-Splitter or HEDWIN jugs. Pretest other jugs. Do not use VOLLRATH jugs. Refrigerate during collection.Aliquot 5 mL of a well-mixed 24-hour urine collection into a leakproof trace element free tube. Record collection time and total volume.
METABOLIC HEALTH PANELMHPANMHPAN40 mL aliqout of random, first morning or 24 hour urine collection in a leakproof plastic urine container for random specimens or a 24 hour dark plastic urine container for 24 hour collections. Refrigerate during collection.Serum: Separate serum from cells within 30 minutes of collection and transfer to a standard PAML aliquot tube and refrigerate.
METANEPHRINES FRACT, UR 24HRMET.FRACMETUQAdd 25 mL 6N HCl to a 24-hour dark plastic urine container at the start of the collection. Refrigerate during collection.Aliquot 10 ml of a well-mixed preserved 24-hr urine collection into a leakproof plastic urine container. Adjust pH to 1-3.24-hour urine collected with 10 grams of boric acid, or 25 mL of 50% acetic acid and then pH to 1-3 with 6N HCl. Specimens may also be refrigerated during collection without a preservative and then pH adjusted to 1-3 with 6N HCl upon receipt.
METANEPHRINES FRACT, UR 24HRUQMETUQMETRefrigerate during collection without a preservative.Aliquot 2 mL of a well-mixed 24-hour urine collection into an aliquot tube.Add 25 mL 6N HCl to a 24-hour dark plastic urine container at the start of the collection. Refrigerate during collection.
METHYLMALONIC ACID UR 24HRURMMAURMMACollect a 24 hour urine specimen. Refrigerate during collection. Do not use preservatives.Mix sample well. Pipette off minimum of 1 mL urine into two separate aliquot tubes. One aliquot tube needs to be filed to Separation Science Department and the second aliquot tube to the Chemistry Department for testing.
MICROALB/CREAT RATIO, URINEMALBCRMCUC40 mL aliqout of random, first morning or 24 hour urine collection in a leakproof plastic urine container for random specimens or a 24 hour dark plastic urine container for 24 hour collections. Refrigerate during collection.Urines preserved in the boric acid tubes (BD C and S tubes)
MICROALBUMIN, URINE 24HRM.ALBMALBUQCollect a 24 hour urine in a 24 hour dark plastic urine container with no preservative. Refrigerate during collection.Aliquot 10 mL of a well-mixed 24 hour urine collection into a leakproof plastic urine container. Record collection time and total volume.Urines preserved in the boric acid tubes (BD C and S tubes)
MUCOPOLYSACCHARIDESACMPSACMPSCollect a random urine specimen.
MYOGLOBIN, URINE (NO PIGMENT)MYOGLOBIN-UMGNPURRandom or 24-hour urine. Refrigerate during collection.Thoroughly mix entire collection, then, perform one of the two processing options below:
Option 1: Immediately after collection, adjust pH to 8-9 by adding 10 percent Na2CO3. Transfer 1 mL aliquot from a random or 24-hour collection to a standard PAML aliquot tube.
Option 2: Immediately after collection, transfer a maximum of 4 mL urine to a standard PAML aliquot tube prefilled with Sodium Carbonate (PAML Supply Item #4231)(Min: 0.5 mL).
Both options require pH of 8-9.
N-METHYLHISTAMINE, URINENMHU.LCANMHUCollect a 24 hour urine specimen. Refrigerate during collection. Do not use preservatives.Aliquot 5 mL of a well-mixed 24 hour urine collection into a leakproof plastic urine container and refrigerate. Record total volume and collection period.
NICKEL, URINE 24HRNICUQNICUQCollect urine in a 24-hour plastic urine container. Refrigerate during collection.Transfer an 8 mL aliquot from a well-mixed collection into two PAML trace element-free transport tubes. (PAML supply #9771).
Note: ARUP studies indicate that refrigeration of urine alone, during and after collection, preserves specimens adequately, if tested within 14 days of collection.
OSMOLALITY, URINE 24HROSMOLAL-UOSMUQCollect a 24-hour urine in a 24-hour dark plastic urine container. Do not allow to sit at room temperature. Refrigerate during collection.Aliquot 1 mL of a well-mixed 24-hour urine collection into a leakproof plastic urine container. Record collection time and total volume.
OXALATE, URINE 24HROXALATE-UROXUQCollect a 24-hour urine in a 24-hour dark plastic urine container. Refrigerate during collection.Aliquot 25 mL of a well-mixed 24-hour urine collection into a leakproof plastic urine container. Adjust pH to 1-2 with 6N HCL preferably within 24 hours of the end of the collection period. Note date and time pH is adjusted. Record total volume and collection period.
PBG24U + PORPHYRINS, QN, 24HR URPBPORQPBPORQInstruct patient to void at 8 AM (or 8 PM) and discard the specimen. Then collect all the urine, including the final specimen voided at the end of the 24-hour collection period (ie, 8 AM [or 8 PM] the following day). Refrigerate and protect form light during collection.Aliquot 5 mL of a well-mixed 24 hour urine collection into a amber leakproof plastic urine container, freeze immediately and protect from light. (If amber transport tubes are unavailable, cover transport tube completely, top and bottom, with aluminum foil. Identify specimen with patient's name directly on the amber transport tube and on the outside of the aluminum foil. Secure with tape.) Record total volume and collection period.
PHOSPHORUS, URINE, 24HRPHO-UPHOSUQCollect a 24-hour urine in a 24 hour dark plastic urine container. Refrigerate during collection.Aliquot 40 mL of a well-mixed 24 hour urine collection into a leakproof plastic urine collection. Adjust pH to less than 3 with 6N HCl. Record collection time and total volume.Frozen specimens
PORPHOBILINOGEN, URINE, 24HRPBGPBGUQCollect 24-hour urine in a dark plastic urine container. Protect from light. Refrigerate during collection.Aliquot 20 mL of a well-mixed 24 hour urine collection in a leakproof dark plastic urine container. Upon receipt adjust pH to 8-9. If pH greater than 9 use 6N HCl, if pH less than 8, use 5% NaOH. Protect from light. Record collection time and total volume.24 hour urine preserved with 7.5 grams sodium carbonate at the start of the collection. Adjust pH to 8-9. If pH less than 8, use 5% NaOH.
PORPHYRIN, PBG, URINE, 24HRPOR.PBGPPBGUQCollect a 24-hour urine specimen. Collect in brown urine bottle. Protect from light. Refrigerate during collection.Aliquot 25 mL of a well mixed 24 hour urine collection into a light protected plastic urine container. Upon receipt adjust pH to 8-9 with 5% NaOH. If pH is greater than 9 use 6N HCL. Record pH and total volume on urine container.24 hour urine preserved with 7.5 grams sodium carbonate at the start of the collection and then adjusted to pH 8-9.
PORPHYRINS, URINE 24HRPORPORUQCollect a 24 hour urine specimen in a brown bottle (specimen must be protected from light). Refrigerate during collection.Aliquot 25 mL of a well mixed 24 hour urine collection into a light protected plastic urine container. Upon receipt adjust pH to 8-9 with 5% NaOH. If pH is greater than 9 use 6N HCL. Record pH and total volume on urine container.24 hour urine preserved with 7.5 grams sodium carbonate at the start of the collection and then adjusted to pH 8-9.
POTASSIUM, URINE, 24HRPOT-UKUQCollect a 24-hour urine in a 24-hour dark plastic urine container. Refrigerate during collection.Aliquot 40 mL of a well-mixed 24-hour urine collection into a leakproof plastic urine container. Record collection time and total volume.Frozen specimens
PROTEIN, URINE 24HRPRO-UPROUQPCollect a 24-hour urine in a 24 hour dark plastic urine container. Refrigerate during collection.Aliquot 40 mL of a well-mixed 24 hour urine collection into a leakproof plastic urine container. Record collection time and total volume. Specimen can be frozen, however, do not allow to thaw and refreeze.
SODIUM, URINE 24HRSOD-UNAUQCollect a 24 hour urine in a 24 hour dark plastic urine container. Refrigerate during collection.Aliquot 40 mL of a well-mixed 24 hour urine collection in leakproof plastic urine container. Record collection time and total volume.Frozen specimens
SULFATE, QUANTITATIVE, 24 HOUR URINESULQLCSULQLCAliquot 10 mL of a well-mixed 24 hour urine collection into a leakproof plastic urine container and refrigerate. Record total volume and collection period.
SULFATE, URINE 24HRURSULURSULCollect a 24-hour urine. Refrigerate during collection.Aliquot 4 mL of a well-mixed 24 hour urine collection into a leakproof plastic urine container and freeze. Record total volume and collection period. CRITICAL FROZEN.
UPEP, URINE 24HRELP-UPELPUQCollect a 24 hour urine in a 24 hour dark plastic urine container. Refrigerate during collection.Aliquot 100 mL of a well-mixed 24 hour urine collection into a leakproof plastic urine container.
UPEP, URINE 24HR RFLXPEPUIFPEPUIFCollect a 24-hour urine in a 24 hour dark plastic urine container. Refrigerate during collection.Aliquot 100 mL of a well-mixed 24 hour urine collection into a leakproof plastic urine container. Record collection time and total volume.
URATE, URINE, 24HRUCA-UURICUQCollect a 24 hour urine in a 24 hour dark plastic urine container containing 10 mL of 5% NaOH. Maintain specimen at room temperature during collection. At the end of collection adjust pH to 8, no more than 9 with 5% NaOH.Aliquot 40 mL of a well-mixed 24-hour urine collection into a leakproof plastic urine container. Record collection time and total volume.Refrigerated specimens
UREA CLEARANCEURCLEURCLECollect a 24 hour urine in a 24 hour dark plastic urine container. Refrigerate during collection. Collect serum at the same time as urine collection.Separate serum from cells and place in separate plastic tube. Aliquot 40 mL of a well-mixed 24 hour urine collection into a leakproof plastic urine container. Record collection time and total volume. Frozen urine specimens, EDTA or sodium heparin plasma (lavender or green top tubes)
UREA, URINE, 24HRUREA-UUREAUQCollect a 24 hour urine in a 24 hour dark plastic urine container. Refrigerate during collection.Aliquot 40 mL of a well-mixed 24 hour urine collection into a leakproof plastic urine container. Record collection time and total volume.Frozen specimens
VMA AND HVA, URINE 24HRVMAHVAVMAHVA24-hour or random urine. Refrigerate 24-hour specimens during collection.Aliquot 4 mL from a well-mixed 24-hour or random urine collection into a leakproof plastic urine container. Record total volume and collection time interval on transport tube and test request form.
VMA, URINE 24HRUQVMAUQVMACollect a 24-hour urine specimen. Refrigerate during collection.Aliquot 5 mL of a well-mixed 24-hour urine collection into 2 aliquot tubes (5 mL each). Record time and volume.
ZINC, URINE 24HRUQZNUQZNCollect a 24 hour urine specimen. Use only SAGE, SSA jug from Fisher, GUARD, P-Splitter, or HEDWIN jugs. Pretest other jugs. Do not use VOLLRATH jugs. Refrigerate during collection.Aliquot 5 mL of a well-mixed 24 hour urine collection into a trace element free tube. Record collection time and total volume.