CASA - Specimen: Kidney Stone Analysis

Test Catalog

Test Name

Test ID: CASA    
Kidney Stone Analysis

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type needed for testing

Stone

Shipping Instructions

1. Transport specimen per Kidney Stone Packaging Instructions in Special Instructions.

2. Specimen must be sent clean and dry.

Necessary Information

Specimen source is required.

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.

Supplies: Stone Analysis Collection Kit (T550)

Sources: Bladder, kidney, prostatic, renal, or urinary

Specimen Volume: Entire dried calculi specimen

Collection Instructions: 

1. Prepare specimen per Patient Collection Instructions for Kidney Stones in Special Instructions.

2. Do not place stone directly in a bag. If specimen is received in a bag, either transfer stone into a screw-capped, plastic container or place bag containing stone in a screw-capped, plastic container.

Forms

If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send a General Request Form (T239) with the specimen (http://www.mayomedicallaboratories.com/it-mmfiles/general-request-form.pdf).

Specimen Minimum Volume The amount of sample necessary to provide a clinically relevant result as determined by the Laboratory.

Entire stone

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

Hemolysis

NA

Lipemia

NA

Icterus

NA

Other

Embedded in tissue, sent with collection devices, sent in fluid-filled containers, or sent with significant nonstone debris

 

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
StoneAmbient (preferred)
 Frozen 
 Refrigerated