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Test Name: Hemosiderin

Test Code(s): HEMO / HCHEMO

CPT Code(s): 83070

Methodology: Prussian Blue Stain

Clinical Significance: Cytospin slide of urine sediment used to evaluate the presence of iron.

Days Performed: Mon-Fri, dayshift.

Turnaround Time: Stat: Not available stat.
Routine: 24 hours.


Specimen Requirements

Specimen: Random urine

Collection Instructions: Specimen containers MUST be plastic or iron-free glassware.

Collection Container: Preferred: Sterile screw cap container

Collection Volume: Preferred: 10 mL
Pediatrics: 1 mL

Sample Analyzed: Urine aliquot

Volume Required: Preferred: 10 mL
Pediatrics: 1 mL

Specimen Transport: Transport specimen to UWHC Core Laboratory (B4/220) within 2 hours of collection.

Unacceptable Criteria: Samples collected in non-iron free containers are not acceptable.

Stability: Ambient: 1 hour
Refrigerated: 24 hours
Frozen: Not acceptable


Interpretation

Expected Results:

Negative

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