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Microalbumin

Centralized Core Laboratory : Special Chemistry

Test ID/Workstation :
MALB SCYEL
Specimen Type:
Urine
Tube Type:
Urine container - random or 24hr urine
Collection Volume:
3 ml(1 ml minimum)
Cause for Rejection:
Urine specimens must not be frozen, due to albumin sedimentation and specimen collected in glass container.
Storage:
Refrigerated
Availability:
Mon,Fri (0800-1600)
Methodology:
Nephelometry
Special Instructions:
Specimen must be in lab by 1300 Mon. and Fri. for same day results. 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 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. Refrigerate 24 hour urines during collection. Do not use urine preservatives. Mark each container with patient information and date and time collection started and finished.
Lab/Phone:
330-543-8484
TAT:
0-4 days
Additional Info:
Reference range is available on patient report
CPT Code:
82043
 Specimen Collection Procedures: