BETA-2 MICROGLOBULIN, URINE
Specimen Collection Requirements
Have the patient void the urinary bladder, then drink a large glass of water and collect a urine specimen within 1 hour
Transfer one 3 mL aliquot from a well-mixed random collection to a transport tube or container. If pH is greater than 8, lower pH to 6-8 by adding 1M HCL. If pH is less than 6, increase pH to 6-8 by adding 5% NaOH. Titrate with appropriate preservative until pH of 6-8 has been reached. Record the pH on the transport tube or container.
Ambient: 8 hours; Refrigerated: 48 hours; Frozen: 2 months
Thursday, January 5, 2017 03:41:58 AM