Hemosiderin Stain, Urine

Sunquest Code:HEMU  
Epic Code:LAB6700Epic Name:Hemosiderin Urine
Synonyms:Iron Stain, Urine
Methodology:Semi-Quantitative Microscopy
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Sat; results are reported within 24 hours.

Collection Instructions

Specimen:Urine, random collection
Optimal Volume:4 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:1 mL
Container:Plastic leakproof container, sterile
Collection Instructions:Specimen of choice is a first morning, mid-stream, clean catch urine that is delivered to laboratory immediately after collection.
Causes for Rejection:Specimen collected with preservatives.

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Mix specimen well and aliquot 4 mL; 1 mL minimum into an ARUP transport tube. Store frozen.
Shipping Instructions:Ship frozen.
Stability:Stability: 1 hour at room temperature; 24 hours refrigerated; 1 week frozen.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (ARUP)
Referral Lab number:20222


Reference Range:Negative
Use:Determine the presence of hemosiderin in urine; indicate episode of acute intravascular hemolysis.

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