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Test Code GDU Gadolinium, 24 Hour, Urine

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester

Useful For

Assessing chronic exposure and monitoring effectiveness of dialysis in a 24-hour urine collection

Method Name

Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS)

Reporting Name

Gadolinium, 24 Hr, U

Specimen Type

Urine


Advisory Information


 



Necessary Information


24-Hour volume is required.



Specimen Required


Patient Preparation: High concentrations of gadolinium and iodine are known to interfere with most metals tests. If either gadolinium- or iodine-containing contrast media has been administered, a specimen should not be collected for 96 hours.

Supplies: Urine Tubes, 10 mL (T068)

Container/Tube: Plastic, 10-mL urine tube (T068) or clean, plastic aliquot container with no metal cap or glued insert

Specimen Volume: 3 mL

Collection Instructions:

1. Collect urine for 24 hours.

2. Refrigerate specimen within 4 hours of completion of 24-hour collection.

3. See Trace Metals Analysis Specimen Collection and Transport in Special Instructions for complete instructions.

Additional Information: See Urine Preservatives-Collection and Transportation for 24-Hour Urine Specimens in Special Instructions for multiple collections.


Specimen Minimum Volume

0.3 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Urine Refrigerated (preferred) 28 days
  Ambient  28 days
  Frozen  28 days

Reject Due To

Hemolysis

NA

Lipemia

NA

Icterus

NA

Other

NA

Reference Values

0-17 years: not established

≥18 years: <0.7 mcg/24 hour

Interpretation

Elevated urine gadolinium results from a specimen collected more than 96 hours after administration of a gadolinium-based contrast agent confirms past exposure, or continued exposure through anthropogenic sources and prolonged elimination of gadolinium. Gadolinium also has been shown to be present in some municipal water sources which may contribute to the observation of low concentrations of gadolinium in patients who never have been exposed to gadolinium-based contrast agents (GBCA).

 

Elevated gadolinium in a specimen collected more than 96 hours after contrast media infusion does not indicate risk of nephrogenic systemic fibrosis (NSF).

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Thursday; 8 a.m.

Analytic Time

1 day

Specimen Retention Time

14 days

Test Classification

This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements. This test has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

CPT Code Information

83018

LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
GDU Gadolinium, 24 Hr, U 8201-6

 

Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
29252 Gadolinium, 24 Hr, U 8201-6
TM101 Collection Duration 13362-9
VL82 Urine Volume 3167-4

Urine Preservative Collection Options

Note: The addition of preservative or application of temperature controls must occur within 4 hours of completion of the collection.

Ambient

Yes

Refrigerated

Preferred

Frozen

Yes

6N HCl

Yes

50% Acetic Acid

No

Na2CO3

No

Toluene

Yes

6N HNO3

Yes

Boric Acid

No

Thymol

No

Diazolidinyl

No