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Test ID: DOXA    
Oxalate Analysis in Hemodialysate

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Specimen Type Describes the specimen type needed for testing

Dialysate Fluid

Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen. This field describes the type of specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing. The volume allows automated processing, fastest throughput and, when indicated, repeat or reflex testing.

Container/Tube: Plastic, 10-mL urine tube (Supply T068) or a clean, plastic aliquot container with no metal cap or glued insert

Specimen Volume: 5 mL

Collection Instructions: Adjust the pH of the specimen to 2.5 to 3.0 with 6N HCl.

Additional Information:

1. Patient should avoid taking vitamin C supplements for 24 hours prior to dialysis.

2. Unacidified frozen hemodialysate delivered to the laboratory within 3 days from collection will be accepted and the following comment will be added to the result: In non-acidified hemodialysate stored frozen, oxalate values may increase spontaneously up to 30% (average 11% increase for dialysate oxalate stored for 48 hours, frozen, non-acidified).

Specimen Minimum Volume Defines the amount of specimen required to perform an assay once, including instrument and container dead space. Submitting the minimum specimen volume makes it impossible to repeat the test or perform confirmatory or perform reflex testing. In some situations, a minimum specimen volume may result in a QNS (quantity not sufficient) result, requiring a second specimen to be collected.

2 mL

Reject Due To Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected

Hemolysis

NA

Lipemia

NA

Icterus

NA

Other

NA

Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the laboratory. Alternate acceptable temperature(s) are also included.

Specimen TypeTemperatureTime
Dialysate FluidFrozen7 days