VLTU - Specimen: Volatile Screen, Urine

Test Catalog

Test Name

Test ID: VLTU    
Volatile Screen, Urine

Testing Algorithm Delineates situations when tests are added to the initial order. This includes reflex and additional tests.

This test includes analysis of methanol, ethanol, isopropanol, and acetone.

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated 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.

Supplies: Plastic, 10-mL urine tube (T068)

Specimen Volume: 10 mL

Collection Instructions:

1. Collect a random urine specimen.

2. No preservative.

Additional Information: Submitting less than 10 mL will compromise our ability to perform all necessary testing.

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

1 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 temperatures are also included.

Specimen TypeTemperatureTime
UrineRefrigerated (preferred)72 hours
 Frozen 14 days
 Ambient 24 hours