Stone (Calculi) Analysis STO
|Method(s)||Reflectance Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR)/Polarizing Microscopy|
|Synonym||Bile Stone, Kidney Stone, Renal Stone|
|Transport||Air-dry calculi and submit in transport tube. Larger calculi may be transported in a clean empty urine cup (150 mL) or similar container.|
|Remarks||Calculi specimens transported in liquid or contaminated with blood require special handling which will delay analysis. Samples that are wrapped in tape or embedded in wax will delay or prevent analysis and should not be submitted.|
|Notes||Calculi samples that are transported in liquid and received wet or bloody will be dried for 48-72 hours prior to analysis.|
|Preferred Specimen Collection Device(s)|
See Laboratory Report.