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Test Code LAB12311 Cadmium - Urine

Department

SEND OUTS

Reference Lab Test Number

UCADA

Collection Requirements

Patient Preparation: Patients should be encouraged to discontinue vitamins, nutritional supplements and non-essential over-the-counter medications. High concentrations of iodine may interfere with elemental testing. Abstinence from iodine-containing medications or contrast agents is recommended at least 1 month before sample collection.

Specimen must be accompanied with Heavy Metals Analysis Form

Heavy Metals Analysis Form

Primary Collection Container

24 HR Urine container

Transport

Urine refrigerated

Preferred Transport Temperature

Refrigerated

Processing

Collect 24 hour urine, refrigerate during collection. Mix urine well and send 8.0 mL urine in an IATA-approved metal-free screw-capped plastic urine container.

Stability

Ambient: 7 Days

Refrigerated: 14 Days

Frozen: 1 Year

Minimum Testing Volume

1.0 mL

Reference Range

Cadmium, Urine: 0.0-2.6 µg/L

Cadmium, Urine (24-hour): 0.0-3.3 µg/d

Cadmium per gram of creatinine: 0.0-3.0 µg/g CRT

Creatinine (24-hour): By Report (vary based on instrumentation)

Methodology

Inductively Coupled Plasma/Mass Spectrometry

Performed

Monday – Saturday

Reported

6 days

CPT Codes

82300

Unacceptable Conditions

Acid preserved urine. Urine collected within 48 hours after administration of a gadolinium containing contrast media.

Additional Information

Please contact laboratory for metal-free screw-capped plastic vials.