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Test Code UNIKQ Nickel, 24 Hour, Urine

Reporting Name

Nickel, 24 Hr, U

Useful For

Detecting nickel toxicity in patients exposed to nickel carbonyl

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester

Specimen Type

Urine


Necessary Information


24-Hour volume is required.



Specimen Required


Patient Preparation: High concentrations of gadolinium and iodine are known to interfere with most metals tests. If gadolinium- or iodine-containing contrast media has been administered, a specimen should not be collected for 96 hours.

Supplies: Plastic, 10-mL urine tube (T068)

Specimen Volume: 10 mL

Collection Instructions:

1. Collect urine for 24 hours.

2. Refrigerate specimen within 4 hours of completion of 24-hour collection.

3. Aliquot 10 mL in a plastic 10-mL urine tube (T068) or a clean, plastic aliquot container with no metal cap or glued insert

4. See Trace Metals Analysis Specimen Collection and Transport in Special Instructions for complete instructions.


Specimen Minimum Volume

0.9 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Urine Refrigerated (preferred) 28 days
  Ambient  28 days
  Frozen  28 days

Reference Values

0-17 years: not established

≥18 years: <3.6 mcg/24h

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Thursday; 8 a.m.

Test Classification

This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements. This test has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

CPT Code Information

83885

LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
NIU Nickel, 24 Hr, U 5705-9

 

Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
8626 Nickel, 24 Hr, U 5705-9
TM18 Collection Duration 13362-9
VL30 Urine Volume 3167-4

Reject Due To

All specimens will be evaluated at Mayo Clinic Laboratories for test suitability.

Method Name

Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS)

Urine Preservative Collection Options

Note: The addition of preservative or application of temperature controls must occur within 4 hours of completion of the collection.

Ambient

Yes

Refrigerate

Preferred

Frozen

Yes

50% Acetic Acid

Yes

Boric Acid

No

Diazolidinyl Urea

No

6M Hydrochloric Acid

No

6M Nitric Acid

Yes

Sodium Carbonate

No

Thymol

No

Toluene

No