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CALCULI (STONE) ANALYSIS

Mnemonic

CALCULUS

Synonym

Calculi - Kidney Stone Analysis - Stone-A-Lyzer

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Calculus specimen

Handling

Note the source of the specimen on the test request form. Do not submit calculus in liquid. Air-dry calculi. Transfer to a clean, empty urine cup (150 mL) or aliquot tube.

Transport

Room temperature. Also acceptable: Frozen or refrigerated

Rejection Criteria

Any collection or shipping container with a needle attached.

Stability

Ambient: Indefinitely; Refrigerated: Indefinitely; Frozen: Indefinitely

Testing Information

Note

Calculi specimens transported in liquid or contaminated with blood require special handling which will delay analysis.  Specimens that are wrapped in tape or embedded in wax will delay or prevent analysis and should not be submitted.

Performed

Sun - Sat

Reported

2-5 days

Method

Quantitative Reflectance Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy/Quantitative Polarizing Microscopy

Referral Lab

ARUP (99460)

Reference Values

Reference Values

Interpretation provided.

CPT Codes

82365

Last Updated: Thursday, January 5, 2017 03:41:39 AM


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