Cobalt (urine)


Test Information

Test Name

Cobalt (urine)

Preferred Specimen

Random Urine

Testing Location

Referral

Turn Around Time

2 weeks


Collection Information

Patient Requestable

Yes


Processing Information

Registration Code

UCOB

Notes

  • The urine pottle used for specimen collection must be shown to be free of Cobalt contamination
  • For occupational exposure the sample must be collected at the end of the working shift as cobalt is rapidly excreted.

Methodology

Sample Storage

Fridge

Sample Stability

1 week

Interpretations

View Interpretations

Contact Information

laura.yau@pathlab.co.nz

External Referral Information

Referral Location

Canterbury Health Laboratory (via WHL)

Send Away Volume

10 mL urine

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