Days Set Up
Thursday
Analytic Time

2 - 9 days

MiChart Code
Nickel, 24 HR Urine (Sendout)
Soft Order Code
NI-U

Test Updated:

Synonyms

NICKEL, URINE
NI-U
Ni (Nickel), Urine

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Test Overview

Test Methodology

Inductively Coupled Plasma - Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS)

Test Usage

Diagnosis of nickel poisoning.

Reference Range

0-17 yrs: not established; >or=18 yrs: <3.6 mcg/24h

* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.

Specimen Requirements

Collection Offsite

Collect 24 hour urine in a clean, plastic container with no metal cap or glued insert and no preservative. Aliquot urine into a clean, plastic container with no metal cap or glued insert and refrigerate within 4 hours of completion of collection. Record 24 hour urine volume and collection dates/times on the request form. Collection must take place prior to or 48 hours after administering gadolinium-containing contrast media.

Normal Volume
10 mL aliquot of 24 hour urine collection
Minimum Volume
1 mL aliquot of 24 hour urine collection

Billing Information

CPT Code
83885
Pro Fee Code
 
LOINC
 

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As the reference laboratory division of Michigan Medicine's Department of Pathology, MLabs shares the institution's commitment to applying established quality principles to clinical laboratory testing. Like other large organizations in complex, consequential fields, we rely on an established approach to monitor quality throughout the testing process.