Patient should be encouraged to discontinue vitamins, supplements and non-essential over the counter meds before urine collection. High concentrations of iodine may interfere with elemental testing.
Collect 24hr urine. Refrigerate urine during collection. Mix well and send (5.0mL min) refrigerated in a screw-capped plastic urine cup.
Record total volume on test requistion and specimen label.
Room Temperature 7 days, Refrigerated 14 days
Monitor patients for prior and ongoing exposure to aluminum.