Hemosiderin Stain, Urine

Abbrev Code:HEMU   
Order Code:LAB6700Order Name:Hemosiderin Urine
Synonyms:Iron Stain, Urine
Methodology:Qualitative Microscopy
CPT Codes: 83070 x1
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to the reference laboratory Mon-Sat; results are reported within 1-3 days.

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:1 hour at room temperature; 1 week refrigerated or frozen.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (ARUP)
Referral Lab number:20222


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

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