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Zinc, Urine

Mnemonic:    [U ZINC]
Name:    Zinc, Urine
Specimen:    10 mL aliquot from a 24 hour or random urine collection. 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 7 days refrigerated.
Ref Lab/Code:    ARUP 0020462
  Method:    Inductively Coupled Plasma/ Mass Spectrometry
Note:    Send 10 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.
Enter the SR TIME and SR VOLUME in PathNet. Have a tech verify this information.
Processing Info:    Record total volume and collection time interval on the transport tube. Submit in one 50 mL rocket.

Collection instructions for a 24 hour urine sample