Mandelic Acid


Test Information

Test Name

Mandelic Acid

Synonyms

Styrene

Preferred Specimen

Random Urine (Yellow pot)

Testing Location

Referral

Turn Around Time

1 week


Collection Information

Main Lab Only

Yes

Preparation

  • Collect urine at end of working shift
  • Collect on ice and send to lab ASAP

Processing Information

Registration Code

UMAN

Notes

  • Keep on ice; Freeze within 4 hours of collection
  • Mandelic acid is a urinary metabolite of styrene and is used as a biological exposure index for styrene exposure in the workplace

Methodology

Contact Information

laura.yau@pathlab.co.nz

External Referral Information

Referral Location

Canterbury Health Laboratory (via WHL)

Send Away Volume

30 mL urine

Send Away Transport

Frozen

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