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Lab Test Dictionary

Copper, 24 Hour Urine (365)


Inductively Coupled Plasma/Mass Spectrometry (ICP/MS)

Specimen Type

Urine, Timed Collection

Performing Lab

Quest forwards to MedFusion

Epic ID


Lab Test Days

Sunday, Wednesday, Friday

Standard TAT

1 Day

Collection Information

Specimen Required

3-7 mL 24 Hour Urine collected in an acid-washed or metal-free container

Container Type

Acid Washed Container

Collection Instructions

Collect without preservative and transport in an acid-washed or metal-free plastic container. Record total volume on specimen container and on test requisition. To avoid contamination, do not measure 24-hour volume.

Processing Information - Lab Use Only

Transport Temperature

Room Temp-OK/Refrigerated-OK/Frozen-OK

Specimen Stability

Room Temp: 5 Days; Refrigerated: 14 Days; Frozen: 30 Days

Rejection Criteria

Hemolysis; Random urine; Fecal contamination

Test Volume Required

7 mL 24 Hour Urine

Minimum Test Volume

3 mL 24 Hour Urine

Processing Instructions

Give specimen to Chemistry to measure total volume and aliquot into an acid-washed container. Indicate total volume in flag comments, on specimen and on batch sheet.

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