Test Catalog

Test Id : FORAU

Formic Acid, Urine

Reflex Tests
Lists tests that may or may not be performed, at an additional charge, depending on the result and interpretation of the initial tests.

Test Id Reporting Name Available Separately Always Performed
FSGCU Specific Gravity Confirmation, U No No

Testing Algorithm
Delineates situations when tests are added to the initial order. This includes reflex and additional tests.

If creatinine is <200 or >5000, Specific Gravity Confirmation, Urine, test ID FSGCU is performed it is at no additional charge.

Method Name
A short description of the method used to perform the test

Colorimetry (C)

Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry (GC/MS)

NY State Available
Indicates the status of NY State approval and if the test is orderable for NY State clients.

Yes

Reporting Name
Lists a shorter or abbreviated version of the Published Name for a test

Formic Acid, Urine

Aliases
Lists additional common names for a test, as an aid in searching

Formaldehyde, Urine

Formic Acid, Urine

Methanol

Methyl formate

Testing Algorithm
Delineates situations when tests are added to the initial order. This includes reflex and additional tests.

If creatinine is <200 or >5000, Specific Gravity Confirmation, Urine, test ID FSGCU is performed it is at no additional charge.

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

Collection Container: Plastic, preservative-free urine container

Specimen Volume: 3 mL

Collection Instructions:

1.     Collect 3 mL random urine without preservative.

2.     Ship frozen in a plastic container.

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

1.4 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 Type Temperature Time Special Container
Urine Frozen (preferred) 90 days

Testing Algorithm
Delineates situations when tests are added to the initial order. This includes reflex and additional tests.

If creatinine is <200 or >5000, Specific Gravity Confirmation, Urine, test ID FSGCU is performed it is at no additional charge.

Reference Values
Describes reference intervals and additional information for interpretation of test results. May include intervals based on age and sex when appropriate. Intervals are Mayo-derived, unless otherwise designated. If an interpretive report is provided, the reference value field will state this.

Reporting limit determined each analysis

 

Creatinine (mg/L)

  U.S. Population (10tth - 90th percentiles, median)

  All participants:

  335 - 2370 mg/L, median: 1180 (n=22,245)

  Males:

  495 - 2540 mg/L, median: 1370 (n=10,610)

  Females:

  273 - 2170 mg/L, median 994 (n=11,635)

 

Formic Acid (mcg/mL)

Synonym(s): Formate

In a study of 70 non-exposed individuals, the median level of formic acid in urine was 13.6 mcg/mL (range 1.0-95 mcg/mL). Formic acid is also a metabolite of methanol, formaldehyde, and methyl formate among others. Values may vary depending on environmental and occupational exposures, diet, nutritional condition, and pregnancy status.

 

Formic Acid (Creatinine Corrected) (mg/g Creat)

Synonym(s): Formate

In a study of 70 non-exposed individuals, the median level of formic acid in urine was 14 mg/g creatinine with the 95th

PDF Report
Indicates whether the report includes an additional document with charts, images or other enriched information

No

Day(s) Performed
Outlines the days the test is performed. This field reflects the day that the sample must be in the testing laboratory to begin the testing process and includes any specimen preparation and processing time before the test is performed. Some tests are listed as continuously performed, which means that assays are performed multiple times during the day.

Colorimetry (C): Monday-Sunday

Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry (GC/MS): Wednesday

Report Available
The interval of time (receipt of sample at Mayo Clinic Laboratories to results available) taking into account standard setup days and weekends. The first day is the time that it typically takes for a result to be available. The last day is the time it might take, accounting for any necessary repeated testing.

8 to 10 days

Performing Laboratory Location
Indicates the location of the laboratory that performs the test

NMS Labs

Fees
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Test Classification
Provides information regarding the medical device classification for laboratory test kits and reagents. Tests may be classified as cleared or approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and used per manufacturer instructions, or as products that do not undergo full FDA review and approval, and are then labeled as an Analyte Specific Reagent (ASR) product.

This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by NMS Labs. It has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

CPT Code Information
Provides guidance in determining the appropriate Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) code(s) information for each test or profile. The listed CPT codes reflect Mayo Clinic Laboratories interpretation of CPT coding requirements. It is the responsibility of each laboratory to determine correct CPT codes to use for billing.

CPT codes are provided by the performing laboratory.

82570

83921

81002, if appropriate

Test Setup Resources

Setup Files
Test setup information contains test file definition details to support order and result interfacing between Mayo Clinic Laboratories and your Laboratory Information System.

Excel | Pdf

Sample Reports
Normal and Abnormal sample reports are provided as references for report appearance.

Normal Reports | Abnormal Reports

SI Sample Reports
International System (SI) of Unit reports are provided for a limited number of tests. These reports are intended for international account use and are only available through MayoLINK accounts that have been defined to receive them.

SI Normal Reports | SI Abnormal Reports