|Mnemonic: ||[U LEAD]|
|Name: ||Lead, Urine|
|Specimen: ||8 mL aliquot from a 24 hour or random urine collection. 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.|
Specimen must be collected in a plastic container and refrigerated during collection.
A 24-hour sample is preferred, but a random sample is also acceptable.
|Minimum Spec: ||5 mL|
|Neonatal Spec: ||5 mL|
|Transport Temp: ||Refrigerated|
|Spec Stability: ||Stable up to 2 weeks refrigerated.|
|Ref Lab/Code: ||ARUP 0025060|
| Method: ||Inductively Coupled Plasma/ Mass Spectrometry|
|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 the packing list
Enter the SR TIME and SR VOLUME in PathNet. Have a tech verify this information.
Collection instructions for a 24 hour urine sample