Trace Elements - Urine, Post Chelation UMEP
Product Code: LUPost
Trace Elements - Urine, Post Chelation UMEP
A 24-hour urine test for measuring nutritional and toxic mineral (elements) after I.V. treatment with EDTA. These results are usually compared to the pre-chelation results.
The profile includes aluminum, cadmium, calcium, chromium, copper, iron, lead, magnesium, manganese, and zinc. The post chelation 24-hour collection begins at the same time as the I.V. chelation therapy is started. Patients must empty bladder immediately prior to IV. Urine must be collected for a full 24-hour period, including during the IV therapy. Patient should note time and date of last urination for an accurate 24-hour urine collection. The collection container is a one-gallon mineral-free amber plastic jug. This may be requested from the Bio-Center Laboratory. A mineral-free cup may be used to catch urine and then the sample is poured into the gallon jug. Do not rinse the cup between collections as tap water will contain trace minerals. Seal the cup with the mineral-free plastic lid between collections. NOTE: the collection jug must be refrigerated.
If for some reason the patient is unable to collect the specimen for a full 24-hours, note the length of time of collection on the requisition slip. Mix the collection jug vigorously before pouring an aliquot of 50 mL (about 1/4 a cup) into the transport container. Refrigerate or freeze the container for transport.
A sample will be rejected if the total 24-hour urine volume is not noted on the requisition or if non-mineral-free containers are used for collection and transport.
Doctors who wish to order kits, please call our lab directly to set up an account before ordering. 316-684-7784
Process time: 5 to 7 business days
Process method: The elements are measured by ICP and atomic absorption methods.
CPT code: 82108, 82310, 82300, 82495, 82525, 83540, 83735, 83785, 83655, 84630
Special instructions: Results are based upon a full 24-hour collection. The patient must collect all urine during the 24-hour period. If, for some reason, the patient is unable to collect urine for a full 24 hours, please note the length of time of collection on the requisition or the approximate amount of urine sample lost due to noncollection.
Rejection causes: Total 24-hour urine volume not noted on requisition; non-mineral-free containers used for collection & transport
Patient prep: Post chelation 24-hour collection begins at same time as the chelation therapy IV is begun. Patient must empty bladder immediately prior to IV. Urine must be collected for a full 24-hour period û including during the IV therapy, if necessary. 24-hour collection period begins immediately after patient has urinated (but not collected) to empty his/her bladder. Patient should note date & time in order to collect urine for a full 24-hour period.
Specimen volume: Measure the urine to obtain the 24-hour volume. Note total volume of 24-hour specimen and date & time of completion on requisition. Mix the 24-hour urine well by shaking the gallon jug before pouring an aliquot of 150 mL into the transport container.
Preferred Volume: 150 mL aliquot
Minimum volume: 11 mL aliquot
Collection container: One-gallon mineral-free amber plastic jug. For convenience, a mineral-free cup may be used to catch urine and then be poured into the gallon jug. Do not rinse the collection cup between collections (trace minerals may be in the rinse water). Instead, seal cup with mineral-free plastic lid in-between use during the 24-hour collection period.
Transport container: Acid-washed mineral-free plastic transport bottle
Transport instructions: Refrigerate specimen during the 24-hour collection process. Refrigerate of freeze aliquot for transport.
Collection instructions: Click here for PDF
Expected values established in our laboratory for chelation metals are:
|Aluminum||Urine Post-chelation||10 to 50 ug/24 hr|
|Cadmium||Urine Post-chelation||0.00 to 12 mg/24 hr|
|Calcium||Urine Post-chelation||135 to 435 mg/24 hr.|
|Chromium||Urine Post-chelation||0.5 to 3.0 ug/24 Hr|
|Copper||Urine Post-chelation||8 to 33 ug/24 hr|
|Lead||Urine Post-chelation||15 to 80 ug/24 hr|
|Magnesium||Urine Post-chelation||80 to 280 mg/24 Hr|
|Manganese||Urine Post-chelation||7 to 35 ug/24 hr|
|Zinc||Urine Post-chelation||8000 to 23000 ug/24 hr|
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