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    Boron, Urine

    Product Code: LBor

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    Boron, Urine

    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.

    Test Details

    Process time: 5 to 7 business days

    Process method: The methodology is by ICP.

    CPT code: 82190

    Special instructions: None

    Collection Instructions

    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


    Normal values:

    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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