Mobile Site ›
Print Friendly View

Test ID: OPTU    
Orthostatic Protein, Timed Collection, Urine

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type needed for testing

Urine

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.

This collection process requires 2 separate urine collections within a 24-hour period.

 

Collect specimen per instructions in Orthostatic Protein Measurement 24-Hour Urine Collection Site Instructions (Supply T546) in Special Instructions.

 

Forms: Orthostatic Protein Measurement 24-Hour Urine Patient Collection Instructions in Special Instructions

 

Daytime Collection

Container/Tube: Plastic, 6-mL tube (Supply T465)

Specimen Volume: 5 mL

Collection Instructions:

1. Collect a 16-hour (daytime) urine specimen.

2. No preservative.

3. Mix well before taking 5-mL aliquot.

Additional Information: Starting and ending times of daytime collection and 16-hour volume are required.

 

Nighttime (Supine) Collection

Container/Tube: Plastic, 6-mL tube (Supply T465)

Specimen Volume: 5 mL

Collection Instructions:

1. Collect an 8-hour (nighttime) urine specimen.

2. No preservative.

3. Mix well before taking 5-mL aliquot.

Additional Information: Starting and ending times of nighttime collection and 8-hour volume are required.

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.

1 mL from 16-hour (daytime) urine collection/1 mL from 8-hour (nighttime) urine collection

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
UrineRefrigerated (preferred)7 days
 Frozen 14 days
 Ambient 7 days