Transfer specimens to the appropriate transport device using the Cadmium exposure kit, available by contacting Legacy Client Services at 503-413-1234.
Blood: Transport 7 mL whole blood. (Min: 0.5 mL)
Urine for β 2 Microglobulin: Transfer 3 mL aliquot from original urine collection to a standard transport tube. Adjust the pH of this specimen immediately after pouring off collection, so the pH is between 6 and 8. Use 1M HCl or 5 percent NaOH to adjust the urine pH.
Label tube as β2 Microglobulin. Freeze within one hour of collection.
Urine for Cadmium: Transfer 7 mL aliquot from original urine collection to ARUP Trace Element-Free Transport Tubes (Blue capped aliquot tube). (Min: 0.5 mL)
Label tube as Cadmium.
Urine for Creatinine: Transfer 2 mL aliquot from original urine collection to a standard transport tube. (Min: 0.5 mL)
Label tube as Creatinine.