Lab Test Preparation

24 hour urine collection

  1. Before the collection is started, obtain a 24 hour urine container from our laboratory.
  2. Keep urine refrigerated or on ice during the collection and prior to submission to the laboratory.
  3. Assuming a 24 hour collection period beginning at 7 am, start the collection at exactly 7 am by emptying the bladder and discarding the urine at that time.  All urine produced during the next 24 hours is collected.  At exactly 7 am the following day, empty the bladder collecting that specimen to conclude the collection.

A

Acetaminophen

Draw sample 4 hours after dose.

ABO/RH type

No patient preparation

Alpha Fetoprotein

No patient preparation

Alkaline Phosphatase

No patient preparation

ALT

No patient preparation

Ammonia

No patient preparation

Amikacin Peak

IV Peak: Collect specimen 30 minutes after infusion.  IM Peak:  Collect specimen 60 minutes after injection.

Amylase

No patient preparation

ANA

No patient preparation

ANCA

No patient preparation

B

Basic Metabolic Panel (BMP)

A 12 hour fast is recommended for optimal results.

BNP

No patient preparation

BUN/ Urea Nitrogen

No patient preparation

C

CA 125

No patient preparation

CA 19-9

No patient preparation

Calcium

No patient preparation

Calcium, urine 24 hour

Follow the 24 hour urine collection procedure above

Calcium, urine Random

Please be able to provide a urine sample

CBC

No patient preparation

CCP IGG

No patient preparation

C.Diff, Rapid (CDT)

10.0 ml of liquid/unformed stool

Cardiac Markers

No patient preparation

CEA

No patient preparation

Cholesterol

A 12 hour fast is recommended for optimal results.

CKMB

No patient preparation.

Complement C3

No patient preparation

Complement C4

No patient preparation.

Connective Tissue Disease Profile

No patient preparation.

Complete Metabolic Panel CMP

A 12 hour fast is recommended for optimal results.

Cortisol 8 am

Specimen needs to be collected between 7-9am.

Cortisol 4 pm

Specimen needs to be collected between 3-5am.

Creatinine Kinase (CPK)

No patient preparation.

Creatinine

No patient preparation.

Creatinine clearance

Follow the 24 hour urine collection procedure above.

Creatinine, urine 24 hour

Follow the 24 hour urine collection procedure above.

Creatinine, urine random

Please be able to provide urine sample.

C Reactive Protein (CRP)

No patient preparation.

Crossmatch

No patient preparation.

D

D-Dimer

No patient preparation.

E

EKG

No patient preparation.

Event Monitor

Patient may want to bathe prior to hook up.

F

FK 506 (Prograf)

Collect specimen prior to next dose.

Ferritin

No patient preparation.

Folate

No patient preparation.

FSH

No patient preparation.

Free T 3

No patient preparation.

Free T4

No patient preparation.

G

GGT

No patient preparation.

Giardia/Cryptosporidium

Collect fresh stool sample.

Glucose

A 12 hour fast is recommended for optimal results.

Glucose Tolerance (GTT)

A 8 hour fast is recommended for optimal results.

H

Haptoglobin

No patient preparation.

HCG

No patient preparation.

HCG, Beta

No patient preparation.

HDL

A 12 hour fast is recommended for optimal results.

Hemoglobin

No patient preparation.

Hemoglobin A1C

No patient preparation.

Hepatitis Panel Acute

No patient preparation.

Holter Monitor

Patient may want to bathe prior to hook up.

Homocysteine

No patient preparation.

H.Pylori

No patient preparation.

I

Immunoglobulin Iga, Igg, Igm

No patient preparation.

Influenza A + B, Rapid

Please place a mask on patient when first entering hospital.

Iron

A 8 hour fast is recommended for optimal results and specimen should be drawn in the morning.

J

K

Keppra

No patient preparation.

L

Lactate Dehydrogenase (LDH)

No patient preparation.

Lactic Acid

No strenuous exercise prior to blood draw.

LDL

A 12 hour fast is recommended for optimal results.

Lipase

No patient preparation.

Lipid Panel

A 12 hour fast is recommended for optimal results.

Lithium

Adequate therapy is a 12 hour post dose, Peak concentration is 2-4 hours after oral dose.

M

Magnesium

No patient preparation.

Methylmalonic Acid

No patient preparation.

Microalbumin , random

Please be able to provide a urine sample.

Microalbumin/Creatinine Random

Please be able to provide a urine sample.

Monotest

No patient preparation.

Myoglobiin

No patient preparation.

N

O

Ova & Parasite

Collect stool sample in clean container.

P

Pertussis

Please place a mask on patient when first entering hospital.

Phosphorous

No patient preparation.

Potassium (K)

No patient preparation.

Pro BNP

No patient preparation.

Progesterone

No patient preparation.

Protein/Creatinine Urine

Please be able to provide a urine sample.

Protein Electrophoresis Serum (SPE)

No patient preparation.

Protein Urine Random

Please be able to provide urine sample.

PSA

No patient preparation.

PTH

No patient preparation.

PT

No patient preparation.

PTT

No patient preparation.

Q

R

Renin

Low salt intake for 24 hours prior to testing time.  Collect specimen between 7-10am with the patient in an upright or supine position.  Upright samples should be collected after patient has been standing for 30 minutes.  Supine sample should be collected after patient has been laying for at least 30 minutes.

Retic Count

No patient preparation.

Rheumatoid Factor

No patient preparation.

RSV

Please place a mask on patient when first entering hospital.

S

Sedimentation Rate

No patient preparation.

Sodium (Na)

No patient preparation.

Strep screen

No patient preparation.

T

Testosterone Free & Total

Collect specimen between 6-10 am.

Topomax

Collect specimen prior to next dose.

Total T3

No patient preparation.

Total Bilirubin

No patient preparation.

Total Protein

No patient preparation.

Triglycerides

A 12 hour fast is recommended for optimal results.

TSH

No patient preparation.

Type and Hold

No patient preparation.

Troponin

No patient preparation.

U

Uric Acid

No patient preparation.

Urinalysis (UA)

Please be able to provide a urine sample.

Urine Drug Screen

Please be able to provide a urine sample.

V

Valporic Acid

Collect sample prior to next does.

Vancomycin, Peak

Collect sample up to 1 hour after dose.

Vancomycin, Trough

Collect sample prior to next dose.

Vitamin B12

No patient preparation.

Vitamin D 25 hydroxy Screen

No patient preparation.

W

X

Y

Z