Laboratory Test Information Guide

Details for Hemosiderin,Urine

Test Name: Hemosiderin,Urine
Alternate Name(s):  
Laboratory: Flow Cytometry
Specimen Type: Random urine
Collection Information: Collect a fresh, mid-stream, random urine sample into an iron-free, sterile container.
Requisition: GENERAL LABORATORY REQUISITION
Test Schedule: Monday-Friday
0800-1600
Turnaround time from when specimen
is received in testing laboratory:
 
Routine
24 hours
Stat
4 hours
 
Reference Range: Negative

(reported as Positive or Negative)
Effective Date: 2006-06-01
Revised Date: 2019-05-17
Critical Value:  
Interpretive Comments: Indicative of intravascular hemolysis.
It takes 2-3 days from time of hemolysis before hemosiderin appears in the urine and will persist for several weeks after a hemolytic episode.
Special Processing:  
Comments:  
Method of Analysis: Microscopy and cytochemistry
Critical Information Required:  
Storage & Shipment: Ship sample at room temperature.

Samples are to be shipped within 4 hours of collection.

Samples are to be stored at 2-8oC if testing can be completed in 24 hours.

Samples are to be frozen if testing is delayed beyond 24 hours.

System Codes: 
Cerner
HEMU
 
Referred To:  

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