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|Methodology:||Quantitative Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry|
Patient Preparation: Diet, medication, and nutritional supplements may introduce interfering substances. Patients should be encouraged to discontinue nutritional supplements, vitamins, minerals, and non-essential over-the-counter medications (upon the advice of their physician). High concentrations of iodine may interfere with elemental testing. Abstinence from iodine-containing medications or contrast agents for at least 1 month prior to collecting specimens for elemental testing is recommended.
Collect: 24-hour OR Random Urine Collection - 8 ml urine.
Specimen must be collected in a plastic container. ARUP studies indicate that refrigeration of urine alone, during and after collection, preserves specimens adequately, if tested within 14 days of collection.
Specimen Preparation: Transfer urine from a well-mixed collection to a Trace Element-Free Transport Tubes
Record total volume and collection time interval on transport tube and on test request form.
Storage/Transport Temperature: Room Temperature.
Unacceptable Conditions: Urine collected within 48 hours after administration of a gadolinium (Gd) containing contrast media (may occur with MRI studies). Acid preserved urine.
Stability: Ambient: 1 week; Refrigerated: 1 week; Frozen: 1 month