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17 Ketosteroids, Fractionated, Urine

Clinical System Name

Miscellaneous Test

Synonyms

None specified

Sample Requirements

Specimen: Urine

Container(s): Sterile Screw-Capped Container

Preferred Vol: 20 mL from 24 hour urine collection with 10 g Boric Acid.

Minimum Vol: 10 mL from 24 hour urine collection with 10 g Boric Acid

 

Note: Refrigerate during collection. Also acceptable for collection: 25 mL 50% acetic acid or 6N HCL. Test includes a urine creatinine. Method is affected by improper specimen collection and by pH (must be< 7.5).

Processing Instructions

Reject due to: Room temperature unacceptable.

Spin: N

Aliquot: Y

Temp: 2-4 C

Storage location: Place entire collection jug in CPA 2 fridge. Mix well, measure and note total volume. pH must be <7.5. Transfer 20 mL to a plastic urine bottle affixed with a large computer label and refrigerate in the CPA refrigerator. Frozen specimens are acceptable.

 

Off-site collection: Mix well, measure and note total volume. pH must be <7.5. Transfer 20 mL to a plastic urine bottle and transport refrigerated.

Stability

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Urine Room temp

8 h

  Refrigerated 7 d
  Frozen

30 d

 

Availability

STAT Performed TAT
N Collected daily, set up T and Th 3-5 d

 

Performing Laboratory

Quest Diagnostics - Nichols Institute

33608 Ortega Highway
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92690-6130

 

Phone Number: (800) 553-5445

Department

Department:  Send Outs

 

Phone Number: (206) 987-2563

 

 

 

Reference Range

 

See report for reference range

 

Methodology

Method: Colorimetric with Modified Zimmerman Reaction

Analytical Volume: 10.0 mL urine

Limitations:

CPT Codes

82570, 83586

 

 

Send Out Instructions

 

Reference Test Name:

17-Ketosteroids with Creatinine, 24-HR Urine

Reference Test Number:

15201X

Instructions:

Fill out a Quest requisition. Send out Mon - Fri with the Quest courier.