Test directory: Copper, 24 Hr Urine

Ordering Code712
Test NameCopper, 24 Hr Urine
Preferred SpecimenUrine, 24 Hour
Preferred Container24 Hour Urine Container-Acid Washed 24 Hour Urine Container-Metal Free
Optimum Volume10 mL
Collection InstructionsPatient should refrain from taking vitamins, mineral or herbal supplements at least one week prior to specimen collection. Do not use a metal urinal or bedpan as a collection device. Random urine is unacceptable. To avoid contamination, do not measure 24-hour volume
During the 24 hour collection, collected urine must be transferred into an acid washed or metal-free container for the duration of the collection.
Handling InstructionsRecord total volume on specimen container and on test requisition
Specimen must be received in an acid-washed or metal-free 24 hour container.
Transport RequirementsOahu: Ambient
Airline: Refrigerated
Need to be sent to reference lab as FROZEN.
Specimen StabilityAmbient: 5 Days
Refrigerated: 14 Days
Frozen: 30 Days
Rejection CriteriaHemolyzed, Random urine, Urine with fecal contamination
Avail. StatNO
Analytic TimeUp to 6 Days
MethodologyInductively-Coupled Plasma/Mass Spectrometry (ICPMS)
Reference Lab Quest Diagnostic Lab-NI

Reference range(s)

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Urine VolumeALLSee report.
Collection DurationALLSee report.