Clinics and Departments

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Lab Dept:

Urine/Stool

Test Name:

ACETYLASPARTATE, URINE

General Information

Lab Order Codes:

UACE

Synonyms:

N/A

CPT Codes:

83919 – Organic acids; qualitative, each specimen

Test Includes:

N/A

Logistics

Test Indications:

N/A

Lab Testing Sections:

Urine/Stool - Sendouts

Referred to:

University of Illinois
ATTN: Dr. George Hoganson
Department of Pediatrics
840 Southwood
Chicago, IL 60612

Phone Numbers:

MIN Lab: 612-813-6280

STP Lab: 651-220-6550

Test Availability:

Daily, 24 hours

Turnaround Time:

N/A

Special Instructions:

N/A

Specimen

Specimen Type:

Urine, random or timed collection

Container:

Plastic leakproof container (No preservative). Urine GUARD® collection container is preferred for a timed urine sample.

Draw Volume:

Entire timed specimen collection or random urine

Processed Volume:

20 mL (Minimum: 3 mL) urine

Collection:

A random urine sample may be obtained by voiding into a urine cup and is often performed at the laboratory. For timed urine collections, empty the bladder, discard the voided sample, and note the start time. Collect all urine voided for the specified time period. At the end of the period, note the finishing time, add the last voided sample to the container by emptying the bladder. Bring the refrigerated container to the lab. Make sure all specimens submitted to the laboratory are properly labeled with the patient’s name, medical record number and date of birth.

Special Processing:

Lab Staff: Freeze urine 20 mL (Minimum: 3 mL) aliquot, send on dry ice. Ship Monday – Thursday only. Forward promptly.

Patient Preparation:

None

Sample Rejection:

N/A

Interpretive

Reference Range:

N/A

Critical Values:

N/A

Limitations:

N/A

Methodology:

N/A

References:

University of Illinois at Chicago



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