Cystine, Urine Quant
Centralized Core Laboratory:Chemistry
24 hour urine collection
Cause for rejection:
Sent to reference lab, days performed Wed
Liquid Chromatography - Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS/MS)
10.0 mL (minimum 3.0 mL) aliquot from a well-mixed 24 hr. urine collection in a container without preservatives or other acids. Instruct patient on 24 hour urine collection. To begin the urine collection, have the patient void. DISCARD THIS URINE SPECIMEN. This is best done with the first morning specimen. Note the time and record on the requisition. From then on collect all the urine that is voided and place in container. If more than one container is needed, please mark the first as #1 of 2 and retain on the floor until the collection is complete. The final void should be made 24 hours after the first void described earlier. The specimen should be included with the collection. Sample must be refrigerated during collection. Patient must abstain from Vitamin C ingestion 48 hours prior to collection.
Provide clinical information along with age, gender, diet, drug therapy, and family history.
OC Power Word:
Reference range is available on patient report
Cystine, Urine; Cystine, Urine mg/dL; Cystine, 24 Urine; Creatinine, Urine mg/dL