|Mnemonic: ||[U CADMIUM]|
|Name: ||Cadmium, Urine|
|Specimen: ||8 Ml 24-hour urine or random urine collection. Specimen must be collected in a plastic container.|
Unacceptable Conditions: Urine collected within 48 hours after administration of a gadolinium (Gd) containing contrast media (may occur with MRI studies). Acid preserved urine.
|Minimum Spec: ||1 mL|
|Transport Temp: ||Refrigerated|
|Spec Stability: ||Stable up to 2 weeks refrigerated.|
|Ref Lab/Code: ||ARUP 0025040|
| Method: ||Inductively Coupled Plasma/ Mass Spectrometry|
|Note: ||Patient Prep: Diet, medication, and nutritional supplements may introduce interfering substances. Patients should be encouraged to discontinue nutritional supplements, vitamins, minerals, nonessential over-the-counter medications (upon the advice of their physician). High concentrations of iodine may interfere with elemental testing. Abstinence from iodine-containing medications or contrast agents for at least 1 month prior to collecting specimens for elemental testing is recommended.|
|Processing Info: ||Send 8 mL of urine sample in ARUP's Trace Element-Free Transport Tubes (clear w/blue caps).|
Record total volume and collection time interval on the transport tubes and on packing list.
Enter the SR TIME and SR VOLUME in PathNet. Have a tech verify this information.