Product Code: LBor
Urine boron testing has gained popularity due to claims that it can strengthen bones, build muscle mass, increase brain activity, strengthen the immune system, increase calcium absorption from foods and lowers the amount of calcium excreted from the body. Boron is a trace mineral and is essential in very tiny amounts to maintain health and proper function of the body.
No RDA has been established for boron at this time. Amounts recommended are 1.5 mg for children, 2.0 mg for males and females, and 3.0 mg/day for post-menopausal females.
Boron is abundant in pears, apple, grapes, soy beans, nuts and green leafy vegetables (providing the soil contains adequate amounts of boron).
A 20-mL random or 24 hour urine specimen is required for this test.
Process time: 5 to 7 business days
Process method: The methodology is by ICP.
CPT code: 82190
Special instructions: None
Patient prep: None
Specimen volume: 20 mL urine
Minimum volume: 10 mL
Collection container: Clean container
Transport container: Plastic transport tube
Transport instructions: Refrigerate or freeze
Collection instructions: Click here for PDF
Random: 0.5 - 2.5 ug/mL
24 Hour: 1100 - 3700 ug/24 hrs
Reference one: Shils, M.E., Young, V.R.. Modern Nutrition in Health and Diseases, 7th edition, Lea & Febiger, Philadelphia, 1988.
Reference two: Schaus, A.G., Minerals, Trace Elements and Human Health, Life Sciences Press: Tacoma, WA, 1996.
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