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17-KETOSTEROIDS, URINE

Mnemonic

17 KETO

Synonym

Ketosteroids

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Urine, in a 24 hour collection container. Specimen should be refrigerated during collection.

Handling

Aliquot from a well-mixed 24-hour urine collection and refrigerate. Adequate refrigeration is the most important aspect of specimen preservation. Preservation can be enhanced by adjusting the pH to 2-4 with 6M hydrochloric acid. Record total volume and collection time interval on the aliquot and test request form.

Preferred Volume

4.0 mL

Minimum Volume

3.0 mL

Transport

Refrigerated

Stability

Ambient: 4 hours; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 1 month

Testing Information

Performed

Mon, Wed, Fri

Reported

1-5 days

Method

Spectrophotometry (Zimmerman)

Referral Lab

ARUP (80650)

Reference Values

Reference Values

Interpretation provided.

CPT Codes

83586

Last Updated: Thursday, January 5, 2017 03:40:27 AM


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