NICKEL, URINE

Specimen Required
Patients are encouraged to discontinue nutritional supplements, vitamins, minerals, and non-essential over the counter medication. Abstinence from iodine - containing medications or contrast agents for at least 1 month prior to urine collection is recommended. Collect 24 hour urine, refrigerate during collection. Send 8.0 mL urine (1.0 mL minimum) refrigerated in a screw-capped plastic container. Record total volume and collection time interval on container.

Alternate Specimen
Urine, random

Rejection Criteria
Acid preserved urine, specimens contaminated with blood or fecal material, urine collected within 24 hours of gadolinium administration (contrast media)

Methodology
Quantitative Inductively Coupled Plasma - Mass Spectrometry

Stability
Room temperature: 7 days; Refrigerated: 14 days; Frozen: 1 year

Reference Range
By report

Performed
Sunday-Saturday

Turnaround Time3-11 days
Test CodeNICKU
CPT-4 Code (s)
83885
LOINC Codes
Nickel, Urine - per volume:   14099-6  
Nickel, Urine - per 24h:   5705-9  
Nickel, Urine - ratio to CRT:   29936-2  

Warde
Medical
Laboratory