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Microalbumin

Centralized Core Laboratory : Chemistry

Test ID/Workstation :
MALB ACHM5
Specimen Type:
Urine
Tube Type:
Urine container
Collection Volume:
Collect 3.0 mL(minimum 1.0 mL) in a urine container.
Storage:
Shipping- Refrig.; Creat: R.T,: 2 days;Refrig, 6 days, Frozen 6 months; Microalb: 7 days RT; Refrig 1 month; Frozen 6 mos.
Availability:
24 hours/day, 7 days/week
Methodology:
Roche-Enzymatic Colorimetric, Turbidimetric
Special Instructions:
Specify whether the urine is random or a 24 hour collection. 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 of the urine that is voided into the container. If more than one container is needed, please mark the first as #1 of 2 and retain 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. Refrigerate 24 hour urines during collection. Do not use urine preservatives. Mark each container with patient demographic information to include two patient identifiers, and date and time collection was started and finished.
Lab/Phone:
330-543-8417
TAT:
4 hours
Additional Info:
Reference range is available on patient report
CPT Code:
82043
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