Displaying 29 Tests

A second-order test in the assessment of vitamin D status, especially in patients with renal disease. Useful for investigation of some patients with clinical evidence of vitamin D deficiency (eg, vitamin D-dependent rickets due to hereditary deficiency of renal 1-alpha hydroxylase or end-organ resistance to 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D), and differential diagnosis of hypercalcemia.

Serum

SST (1)

Original Collection Vial(s)

1 ML (0.5 ML Minimum)

Plasma

EDTA (1)

Allow SST tube to clot for at least 15 minutes post-draw. Centrifuge unopened collection tube for 15 minutes to separate serum from red cells. Submit unopened collection tube, refrigerate until picked-up.

Fasting Preferred (4 HR)

REFRIGERATE (14 Days)

4 Days

Chemiluminescence

82652

1,25-Dihydroxy Vitamin D, 1,25-Dihydroxycholecalciferol, 1,25-Dihydroxyvitamin D3, Calcitriol
48420
Serum

Useful in the diagnostic workup of patients with congenital adrenal hyperplasia. Useful as part of metyrapone testing in the workup of suspected secondary or tertiary adrenal insufficiency, or as part of metyrapone testing in the differential diagnostic workup of Cushing syndrome.

Serum

SST (1)

Original Collection Vial(s)

1 ML (0.5 ML Minimum)

Plasma

EDTA (1)

Allow SST tube to clot for at least 15 minutes post-draw. Centrifuge unopened collection tube for 15 minutes to separate serum from red cells. Submit unopened collection tube, refrigerate until picked-up.

Morning Specimen Preferred (8AM)

REFRIGERATE (7 Days)

9 Days

Quantitative High Performance Liquid Chromatography/Tandem Mass Spectrometry

82634

11-Deoxycortisol, 11-Deoxycorticosteroid, Cortodoxone, INN, USAN, BAN, 11-Desoxycortisol, 17-hydroxy-11-deoxycorticosterone, Compound B, Compound S, Corticosterone, Deoxycortisol, Tetrahydro S, Cortoxelone

Assesses adrenocortical function and reflects cortisol secretions.

Urine

24 Hour Urine Jug (1)

24 Hour Urine Jug

20 ML (10 ML Minimum)

None

None

Have patient collect all urine excretions for a 24 hour period, refrigerating the sample jug between collections. Submit 24 hour urine jug, refrigerate until picked-up.

Keep Urine Refrigerated During Collection

REFRIGERATE (7 Days)

6 Days

Colorimetric with Porter-Silber reaction

83491, 82570

Corticosteroids
N/A
Urine

Useful for monitoring breakdown of adrenal hormones. Aides in the diagnosis of tumors in the ovaries or adrenal cortex.

Urine

24 Hour Urine Jug (1)

24 Hour Urine Jug

4 ML (3 ML Minimum)

None

None

Have patient collect all urine excretions for a 24 hour period, refrigerating the sample jug between collections. Submit 24 hour urine jug, refrigerate until picked-up.

Keep Urine Refrigerated During Collection

REFRIGERATE (14 Days)

8 Days

Quantitative Spectrophotometry

83586

1 of the 3 analytes (along with cortisol and androstenedione) that constitutes the best screening test for congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) caused by either 11- or 21-hydroxylase deficiency. Also useful as part of a battery of tests to evaluate females with hirsutism or infertility. Both can result from adult-onset CAH.

Serum

SST (1)

Plastic Transport Vial

1 ML (0.5 ML Minimum)

Plasma

EDTA (1)

Allow SST tube to clot for 15 minutes post-draw. Centrifuge unopened collection tube for 15 minutes to separate serum from red cells and immediately aliquot serum into a separate transport vial. Submit transport vial only, refrigerate until picked-up.

Centrifuge and Aliquot ASAP

REFRIGERATE (7 Days)

4 Days

Chemiluminescence

83498

17 Alphahydroxyprogesterone, 17 Hydroxy Progesterone, Hydroxyprogesterone, Progesterone 17-Hydroxy

Useful for diagnosis and management of carbohydrate metabolism disorders including gestational diabetes and neonatal hypoglycemia in pregnant patients.

Serum X3

SST (3)

Original Collection Vial(s)

1 ML (0.5 ML Minimum)

Plasma X3

Gray (3)

SST: Allow SST tube to clot for at least 15 minutes post-draw. Centrifuge unopened collection tube(s) for 15 minutes to separate serum from red cells. Submit unopened collection tube(s). GRAY: Gently invert collection tube(s) at least 10 times, immediately post-draw. Submit unopened collection tube(s).

Fasting Required (12 HR)

REFRIGERATE (7 Days)


Hexokinase/G-6-PDH

82951

Gestational Diabetes Screen
48290
Serum X2

Diagnosis and management of diabetes mellitus and other carbohydrate metabolism disorders including gestational diabetes, neonatal hypoglycemia, idiopathic hypoglycemia, and pancreatic islet cell carcinoma.

Serum X2

SST (2)

Original Collection Vial(s)

1 ML (0.5 ML Minimum)

Plasma X2

Gray (2)

SST: Allow SST tube to clot for at least 15 minutes post-draw. Centrifuge unopened collection tube(s) for 15 minutes to separate serum from red cells. Submit unopened collection tube(s). GRAY: Gently invert collection tube(s) at least 10 times, immediately post-draw. Submit unopened collection tube(s).

Non-Fasting

REFRIGERATE (7 Days)


Hexokinase/G-6-PDH

82950, 82947

Postprandial Sugar, PP Glucose

Useful in the investigation of adrenal insufficiency and as an aid in the detection of those at risk of developing autoimmune adrenal failure in the future.

Serum

SST (1)

Original Collection Vial(s)

1 ML (0.2 ML Minimum)

None

None

Allow SST tube to clot for at least 15 minutes post-draw. Centrifuge unopened collection tube for 15 minutes to separate serum from red cells. Submit unopened collection tube, refrigerate until picked-up.


FREEZE (14 Days)

10 Days

Immunoabsorption Assay

83519

21 Hydroxylase Antibody, 21-OH Ab, Adrenal Antibody, Hydroxylase Antibody, Anti-Adrenal Antibody
48569
Urine

Useful for biochemical diagnosis and monitoring of intestinal carcinoid syndrome

Urine

24 Hour Urine Jug (1)

24 Hour Urine Jug

5 ML Minimum

None

None

Have patient collect all urine excretions for a 24 hour period, refrigerating the sample jug between collections. Submit 24 hour urine jug, refrigerate until picked-up.

Keep Urine Refrigerated During Collection. If possible, patient should discontinue use of acetaminophen, asprin, antihistamines, and cough and cold medicine for 48 hours prior to collection. Also limit the following to one serving per day for two days prior to collection: fruits, vegetables, nuts, and caffeinated beverages or foods.

REFRIGERATE (56 Days)

5 Days

Liquid Chromatography-Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS/MS)

83497

5-HIAA (5-Hydroxyindolacetic Acid), 5-OH-Indoleacetic Acid, Carcinoid Syndrome, HIAA (Hydroxyindoleacetic Acid), Serotonin Metabolite
48452
Urine

Useful for diagnosing risk factors for patients with calcium kidney stones and monitoring results of therapy in patients with calcium stones or renal tubular acidosis

Urine

24 Hour Urine Jug (1)

24 Hour Urine Jug

4 ML Minimum

None

None

Have patient collect all urine excretions for a 24 hour period, refrigerating the sample jug between collections. Submit 24 hour urine jug, refrigerate until picked-up.

Keep Urine Refrigerated During Collection

REFRIGERATE (14 Days)

4 Days

Enzymatic

82507

Citric Acid, Urinary Citrate Excretion

Useful for monitoring patients with monoclonal gammopathies using 24-hour urine specimens.

Urine

24 Hour Urine Jug (1)

24 Hour Urine Jug

26 ML Minimum

None

None

Have patient collect all urine excretions for a 24 hour period, refrigerating the sample jug between collections. Submit 24 hour urine jug, refrigerate until picked-up.

Keep Urine Refrigerated During Collection

REFRIGERATE (14 Days)

4 Days

Turbidimetry, Agarose Del Electrophoresis, Immunofixation

84156, 84166, 86335

Bence Jones Urine, Heavy Chains Urine, Immunoelectrophoresis, Immunofixation Electrophoresis (IFE), Immunofixation, Kappa Chains Urine, Lambda Chains Urine, Light Chains Urine, Paraprotein, Special Protein Studies
48200
Urine (24 Hr)

Evaluation of calcium oxalate and calcium phosphate kidney stone risk, and calculation of urinary supersaturations. Evaluation of bone diseases, including osteoporosis and osteomalacia.

Urine (24 Hr)

24 Hour Urine Jug (1)

24 Hour Urine Jug


None

None

Have patient collect all urine excretions for a 24 hour period, refrigerating the sample jug between collections. Submit 24 hour urine jug, refrigerate until picked-up.

Keep Urine Refrigerated During Collection

REFRIGERATE (14 Days)


Enzymatic

82340

Ca, Calcium
48430
Urine (24 Hr)

An indicator of fluid balance and acid-base homeostasis.

Urine (24 Hr)

24 Hour Urine Jug (1)



None

None

Have patient collect all urine excretions for a 24 hour period, refrigerating the sample jug between collections. Submit 24 hour urine jug, refrigerate until picked-up.

Keep Urine Refrigerated During Collection

REFRIGERATE (14 Days)


Quantitative ion-Selective Electrode

82436

Cl Urine, Electrolytes, Lytes
48002
Urine (24 Hr)

Urinary creatinine, in conjunction with serum creatinine, is used to calculate the creatinine clearance, a measure of renal function.

Urine (24 Hr)

24 Hour Urine Jug (1)



None

None

Have patient collect all urine excretions for a 24 hour period, refrigerating the sample jug between collections. Submit 24 hour urine jug, refrigerate until picked-up.

Keep Urine Refrigerated During Collection

REFRIGERATE (14 Days)


Spectrophotometry

82570

Creatinine Urine

Estimation of glomerular filtration rate.

Urine (24 Hr)

24 Hour Urine Jug (1)



None

None

Have patient collect all urine excretions for a 24 hour period, refrigerating the sample jug between collections. Submit 24 hour urine jug, refrigerate until picked-up.

Keep Urine Refrigerated During Collection

REFRIGERATE (14 Days)


Calculation

82575

Creatinine Clearance
48426
Urine (24 Hr)

Useful in the screening or management of diabetes mellitus

Urine (24 Hr)

24 Hour Urine Jug (1)



None

None

Have patient collect all urine excretions for a 24 hour period, refrigerating the sample jug between collections. Submit 24 hour urine jug, refrigerate until picked-up.

Keep Urine Refrigerated During Collection

REFRIGERATE (14 Days)


Glucose Hexokinase

82945

Urine Glucose
48378
Urine (24 Hr)

Useful for assessing the cause of abnormal serum magnesium concentrations, determining whether nutritional magnesium loads are adequate, calculating urinary calcium oxalate and calcium phosphate supersaturation, and assessing kidney stone risk.

Urine (24 Hr)

24 Hour Urine Jug (1)



None

None

Have patient collect all urine excretions for a 24 hour period, refrigerating the sample jug between collections. Submit 24 hour urine jug, refrigerate until picked-up.

Keep Urine Refrigerated During Collection

REFRIGERATE (14 Days)


Colorimetric Endpoint Assay

83735

Magnesium, Mg
48531
Urine

Useful for diagnosing risk factors for patients with calcium kidney stones and monitoring results of therapy in patients with calcium stones or renal tubular acidosis

Urine

24 Hour Urine Jug (1)



None

None

Have patient collect all urine excretions for a 24 hour period, refrigerating the sample jug between collections. Submit 24 hour urine jug, refrigerate until picked-up.

Keep Urine Refrigerated During Collection

REFRIGERATE (14 Days)

4 Days

Enzymatic

82507

Oxalate
48428
Urine (24 Hr)

Useful for evaluation of hypophosphatemic or hyperphosphatemic states and evaluation of patients with nephrolithiasis.

Urine (24 Hr)

24 Hour Urine Jug (1)



None

None

Have patient collect all urine excretions for a 24 hour period, refrigerating the sample jug between collections. Submit 24 hour urine jug, refrigerate until picked-up.

Keep Urine Refrigerated During Collection

REFRIGERATE (14 Days)



84105

Phosphate, PO4
48427
Urine (24 Hr)

Useful for determining the cause for hyperkalemia or hypokalemia.

Urine (24 Hr)

24 Hour Urine Jug (1)



None

None

Have patient collect all urine excretions for a 24 hour period, refrigerating the sample jug between collections. Submit 24 hour urine jug, refrigerate until picked-up.

Keep Urine Refrigerated During Collection

REFRIGERATE (14 Days)


Potentiometric, Indirect Ion-Selective Electrode

84133

K (potassium), Electrolytes Urine, K Urine, Lytes Urine
48003
Urine (24 Hr)

Useful in evaluation of renal disease and screening for monoclonal gammopathy.

Urine (24 Hr)

24 Hour Urine Jug (1)



None

None

Have patient collect all urine excretions for a 24 hour period, refrigerating the sample jug between collections. Submit 24 hour urine jug, refrigerate until picked-up.

Keep Urine Refrigerated During Collection

REFRIGERATE (14 Days)


Biuret

84156

Urine Protein
48568
Urine (24 Hr)

Useful for assessing acid-base balance, water balance, water intoxication, and dehydration.

Urine (24 Hr)

24 Hour Urine Jug (1)



None

None

Have patient collect all urine excretions for a 24 hour period, refrigerating the sample jug between collections. Submit 24 hour urine jug, refrigerate until picked-up.

Keep Urine Refrigerated During Collection

REFRIGERATE (14 Days)


Quantitative Ion-Selective Electrode

84300-90

Na (sodium), Na Urine
48429
Urine (24 Hr)

Useful in assessment of protein intake and/or nitrogen balance.

Urine (24 Hr)

24 Hour Urine Jug (1)



None

None

Have patient collect all urine excretions for a 24 hour period, refrigerating the sample jug between collections. Submit 24 hour urine jug, refrigerate until picked-up.

Keep Urine Refrigerated During Collection

REFRIGERATE (14 Days)


Kinetic UV Assay 

84540-90

BUN
48561
Urine (24 Hr)

Useful in assessment and management of patients with kidney stones, particularly uric acid stones.

Urine (24 Hr)

24 Hour Urine Jug (1)



None

None

Have patient collect all urine excretions for a 24 hour period, refrigerating the sample jug between collections. Submit 24 hour urine jug, refrigerate until picked-up.

Keep Urine Refrigerated During Collection

REFRIGERATE (14 Days)


Spectrophotometry

84560-90, 82570-90

Uric Acid Urine

Useful for diagnosis and management of carbohydrate metabolism disorders including gestational diabetes and neonatal hypoglycemia in pregnant patients.

Serum

SST (4)

Original Collection Vial

1 ML (0.5 ML Minimum)

Plasma X4

Gray (4)

SST: Allow SST tube to clot for at least 15 minutes post-draw. Centrifuge unopened collection tube(s) for 15 minutes to separate serum from red cells. Submit unopened collection tube(s). GRAY: Gently invert collection tube(s) at least 10 times, immediately post-draw. Submit unopened collection tube(s).

Fasting Required (12 HR)

REFRIGERATE (7 Days)


Hexokinase/G-6-PDH

82951, 82950

Gestational Diabetes Screen

Useful for diagnosis and management of carbohydrate metabolism disorders including gestational diabetes and neonatal hypoglycemia in pregnant patients.

Serum X5

SST (5)

Original Collection Vial

1 ML (0.5 ML Minimum)

Plasma X5

Gray (5)

SST: Allow SST tube to clot for at least 15 minutes post-draw. Centrifuge unopened collection tube(s) for 15 minutes to separate serum from red cells. Submit unopened collection tube(s). GRAY: Gently invert collection tube(s) at least 10 times, immediately post-draw. Submit unopened collection tube(s).

Fasting Required (12 HR)

REFRIGERATE (7 Days)


Hexokinase/G-6-PDH

82951, 82952, 82952-91

Gestational Diabetes Screen

Useful for diagnosis and management of carbohydrate metabolism disorders including gestational diabetes and neonatal hypoglycemia in pregnant patients.

Serum X6

SST (6)


1 ML (0.5 ML Minimum)

Plasma X6

Gray (6)

SST: Allow SST tube to clot for at least 15 minutes post-draw. Centrifuge unopened collection tube(s) for 15 minutes to separate serum from red cells. Submit unopened collection tube(s). GRAY: Gently invert collection tube(s) at least 10 times, immediately post-draw. Submit unopened collection tube(s).

Fasting Required (12 HR)

REFRIGERATE (7 Days)


Hexokinase/G-6-PDH

82951, 82952, 82952-91, 82952-91

Gestational Diabetes Screen
48485
Urine

Useful for biochemical diagnosis and monitoring of intestinal carcinoid syndrome

Urine

Sterile Urine Cup

Sterile Urine Cup

10 ML (5 ML Minimum)

None

None

Must be sent and received at Unipath on the same day. If not, a preservative must be added. Please contact the lab for further instruction if shipping next day or beyond.

Dietary Restrictions: Avoid foods high in indoles (avocado, banana, tomato, plum, walnut, pineapple, eggplant) and Tobacco, Tea, and Coffee for 3 days prior to collection.

RT (7 Days)

14 Days

High Performance Liquid Chromatography

82570, 83497

5-HIAA, Carcinoid Screen, Serotonin 5-HIAA

Useful for confirmation of Heroin use through GC/MS in urine.

Urine

Sterile Container (1)

Sterile Urine Cup

20 ML (8 ML Minimum)

None

None

Collect random urine sample. Refrigerate and submit in a screw-capped sterile urine container.


REFRIGERATE (14 Days)

4 Days

Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry

80307, 80356, G0480

Heroin