TEST CATALOG ORDERING & RESULTS SPECIMEN HANDLING CUSTOMER SERVICE EDUCATION & INSIGHTS
Test Catalog

Test ID: OXCO1    
Oxalate, Random, Urine

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing

Urine

Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing

Only orderable as part of a profile. For more information see ROXUR / Oxalate, Random, Urine.

 

Patient Preparation: Avoid taking large doses (>2 g orally/24 hours) of vitamin C prior to specimen collection.

Supplies: Urine Tubes, 10 mL tube (T068)

Container/Tube: 10-mL plastic tube or a clean, plastic container with no metal cap

Specimen Volume: 7 mL

Collection Instructions:

1. Collect a random urine specimen.

2. No preservative.

3. Specimen pH should be between 4.5 and 8 and will stay in this range if kept refrigerated. Specimens with pH above 8 may indicate bacterial contamination, and testing will be cancelled. Do not attempt to adjust pH as it will adversely affect results.

Specimen Minimum Volume Defines the amount of sample necessary to provide a clinically relevant result as determined by the Testing Laboratory

1 mL

Reject Due To Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected

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

Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the performing laboratory, alternate acceptable temperatures are also included

Specimen TypeTemperatureTimeSpecial Container
UrineRefrigerated (preferred)14 days
 Frozen 14 days