Test Catalog

Test ID: POU    
Phosphorus, 24 Hour, Urine

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

Container/Tube: Plastic, 5-mL tube (T465)

Specimen Volume: 4 mL

Collection Instructions:

1. Collect urine for 24 hours.

2. Refrigerate specimen within 4 hours of completion of 24-hour collection.

Additional Information:

1. 24-Hour volume is required.

2. See Urine Preservatives-Collection and Transportation for 24-Hour Urine Specimens in Special Instructions for multiple collections.

Special Instructions Library of PDFs including pertinent information and forms related to the test

Urine Preservative Collection Options

Note: The addition of preservative or application of temperature controls must occur within 4 hours of completion of the collection.

Ambient

Yes

Refrigerate

Preferred

Frozen

Yes

50% Acetic Acid

Yes

Boric Acid

Yes

Diazolidinyl Urea

Yes

6M Hydrochloric Acid

Yes

6M Nitric Acid

Yes

Sodium Carbonate

No

Thymol

Yes

Toluene

No

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

1 mL

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

Hemolysis

NA

Lipemia

NA

Icterus

NA

Other

NA

 

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 TypeTemperatureTime
UrineRefrigerated (preferred)14 days
 Frozen 14 days
 Ambient 7 days