ARSENIC, FRACTIONATED, URINE

Mnemonic

UARS FRACT

Synonym

Arsenic, Inorganic, Urine

Includes

Inorganic Arsenic and Metabolite Speciated Arsenic Total

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Urine, 24-hour or random collection

Handling

Specimen must be collected in a plastic container. ARUP studies indicate that refrigeration of urine alone, during and after collection, preserves specimens adequately if tested within 14 days of collection. Transfer 8 mL aliquot from a well-mixed collection to Trace Element-Free Transport Tubes. Available through Legacy Client Services. (Min: 2 mL)

Preferred Volume

8.0 mL

Minimum Volume

2.0 mL

Transport

Refrigerated

Rejection Criteria

Urine collected within 48 hours after administration of a gadolinium (Gd) containing contrast media (may occur with MRI studies). Acid preserved urine. Specimens contaminated with blood or fecal material. Specimens transported in non-trace element-free transport tube (with the exception of the original device).

Stability

Ambient: 1 week; Refrigerated (preferred): 2 weeks; Frozen: 1 year

Testing Information

Performed

Sun, Tue, Thu, Sat

Reported

2-6 days

Method

High Pressure Liquid Chromatography/Inductively Coupled Plasma/Mass Spectrometry

Referral Lab

ARUP (20734)

Reference Values

Reference Values

Interpretation provided.

CPT Codes

82175

Last Updated: Thursday, January 5, 2017 03:41:58 AM