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Test ID: CASA    
Kidney Stone Analysis

Method Description Describes how the test is performed and provides a method-specific reference

Representative specimens are taken from all identifiable layers of the calculus. Each specimen is weighed and crushed into a fine powder. An infrared spectrum of each specimen is recorded and the resulting spectrum compared against reference spectra of all known calculus components. This procedure allows for accurate analyses of complex crystal mixtures as well as the hydration state of each crystal type.(Hesse A, Bach D: Stone analysis by infrared spectroscopy. In Urinary Stones: Critical and Laboratory Aspects. Edited by GA Rose. Baltimore, MD, University Park Press, 1982)

PDF Report Indicates whether the report includes an additional document with charts, images or other enriched information

No

Day(s) and Time(s) Test Performed Outlines the days and times the test is performed. This field reflects the day and time the sample must be in the testing laboratory to begin the testing process and includes any specimen preparation and processing time required before the test is performed. Some tests are listed as continuously performed, which means assays are performed several times during the day.

Monday through Friday; 8 a.m. - 8 p.m./Continuously

Analytic Time Defines the amount of time it takes the laboratory to setup and perform the test. This is defined in number of days. The shortest interval of time expressed is "same day/1 day," which means the results may be available the same day that the sample is received in the testing laboratory. One day means results are available 1 day after the sample is received in the laboratory.

1 day

Maximum Laboratory Time Defines the maximum time from specimen receipt at Mayo Medical Laboratories until the release of the test result

4 days

Specimen Retention Time Outlines the length of time after testing that a specimen is kept in the laboratory before it is discarded

2 weeks

Performing Laboratory Location The location of the laboratory that performs the test

Rochester