Supersaturation Profile, Pediatric, Random, Urine
Specimen Type Describes the specimen type needed for testing
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: 6 plastic, 10-mL urine tubes (Supply T068)
Specimen Volume: 40 mL
1. Collect a random urine specimen and divide the urine into 6 tubes
2. Specimen pH should be between 4.5 and 8 and will stay in this range if kept refrigerated. Specimens with pH >8 indicate bacterial contamination, and testing will be canceled. Do not attempt to adjust pH as it will adversely affect results.
1. Patient's age is required.
2. A timed 24-hour urine collection is the preferred specimen for measuring and interpreting this profile to determine kidney stone risk factors. Random collections with individual analytes normalized to urinary creatinine may be of some clinical use in patients who cannot collect a 24-hour specimen, typically small children. Therefore, this test is offered on random collections for children <16 years old.
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.
Specimen must have a pH between 4.5 and 8.0 to be acceptable.
Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the laboratory. Alternate acceptable temperature(s) are also included.
|Urine||Refrigerated (preferred)||7 days|