TEST CATALOG ORDERING & RESULTS SPECIMEN HANDLING CUSTOMER SERVICE EDUCATION & INSIGHTS
Test Catalog

Test ID: FCA24    
Citric Acid, 24-Hour Urine with Creatinine

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing

Urine

Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing

Specimen Type: Urine

Submission Container/Tube: Plastic, preservative-free urine container

Specimen Volume: 10 mL

Collection Instructions:

Do not include first morning specimen; collect all subsequent voidings. The last sample collected should be the first morning specimen voided the following morning at the same time as the previous morning's first voiding. Specify 24-hour total volume on container.

 

1. Collect urine for 24 hours in a 24-hour urine container with no preservative.

2. Send 10 mL urine refrigerated in a plastic, preservative-free urine container.

3. Collection total volume is required.

Specimen Minimum Volume Defines the amount of sample necessary to provide a clinically relevant result as determined by the Testing Laboratory

1.5 mL

Reject Due To Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected

Hemolysis NA
Lipemia NA
Icterus NA
Other Random Urine; Received room temperature; Acidified urine

Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the performing laboratory, alternate acceptable temperatures are also included

Specimen TypeTemperatureTimeSpecial Container
UrineRefrigerated (preferred)30 days
 Frozen 60 days
 Ambient 8 hours