Boron, Urine [4935X]

Test Code
49358

CPT Codes
83018

Preferred Specimen
6 mL of a random urine, submitted in an acid-washed or trace metal-free, leak-proof container

Minimum Volume
2.7 mL

Instructions
Avoid exposure to gadolinium-based contrast media for 48 hours before sample collection.

Transport Temperature
Refrigerated (cold packs)

Specimen Stability
Room temperature: 30 days
Refrigerated: 30 days
Frozen: 30 days

Reject Criteria (Eg, hemolysis? Lipemia? Thaw/Other?)
Glass container

Methodology

Inductively Coupled Plasma/Optical Emission Spectrometry (ICP/OES) 



Setup Schedule
Set up: Mon, Thurs; Report available: 3 days

Reference Range
See Laboratory Report

Clinical Significance
Boron is used in cleaning agents, preservatives, and fungicides. Boron may cause dermatitis, cough, and shortness of breath. Most is excreted by the kidney.

Performing Laboratory
NMS Labs
200 Welsh Rd
Horsham, PA 19044



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