Copper, Urine COPU
|Method(s)||Quantitative Inductively Coupled Plasma/Mass Spectrometry|
|Collect||24-hour or random urine collection. Specimen must be collected in a plastic container and should be refrigerated during collection.|
8 mL aliquot from a well-mixed 24 hour or random collection at 2-8ºC. (Min: 1 mL) Submit specimen in two Trace Element-Free transport tubes.
|Remarks||Record total volume and collection time interval on transport tube and on test request form.|
Ambient: 1 week; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 1 year
|Unacceptable Conditions||Urine collected within 48 hours after administration of a gadolinium (Gd) containing contrast media (may occur with MRI studies). Acid preserved urine.|
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