What is a litholink urine test?
A Litholink is an analysis of your child’s urine. The daily levels of minerals, fluid content and/or other components are given in this report. The report gives the doctor information to help determine the cause of kidney stones.
Does 24-hour urine sample have to be refrigerated?
All urine, after the first flushed specimen, must be saved, stored, and kept cold. This means keeping it either on ice or in a refrigerator for the next 24 hours.
How do you get litholink?
At-Home 24-hour Urine Testing. Litholink’s At-Home Collection kit produces laboratory results that require a Litholink Test Request Form (lab order) from your medical provider. If you have a Litholink Test Request Form (lab order) you can request your At-Home kit through LabCorp’s patient portal.
How do you do a 24-hour urine collection?
A 24-hour urine sample is needed:
- On day 1, urinate into the toilet when you get up in the morning.
- Afterward, collect all urine in a special container for the next 24 hours.
- On day 2, urinate into the container when you get up in the morning.
- Cap the container.
How long do litholink results take?
No, but your physician should expect results two weeks from the time you send the kit back to us. your physician will notify you of the results.
Can you drink alcohol during a 24-hour urine collection?
It requires the collection of your urine, in a special container, over a 24-hour period. Things to remember: Unless otherwise instructed by your physician, continue to maintain your usual diet, medication and liquid intake. Do not drink alcoholic beverages.
Where is litholink?
Physicians can order 24-hour urine collection(s) and have a kit shipped to a patient’s home. The patient completes the urine collection and sends the sample(s) back to Litholink’s laboratory in Chicago, IL.
What if you have to poop during 24-hour urine collection?
Save all urine throughout the 24-hour period. The urine should not be mixed with bowel movements (poop). If a female patient, and the urine and bowel movements occur together in the urine hat, you must restart the 24-hour urine collection. Be sure not to discard any toilet paper into the hat.
How much urine should be collected in 24 hours?
The volume depends upon the amount of fluids that you are used to taking, and may vary from 1 to 4 litres. Best way for the collection is flush away the first urine sample of the morning, and then keep on collecting in the container all that you pass till next morning, including the first urine lot that you pass on the next day.
How to collect 24 hour urine?
Upon rising in the morning,urinate into the toilet,emptying your bladder completely. Do not collect this sample.
What are the directions for a 24 hour urine test?
Empty your bladder into the toilet when you get up in the morning.
How long to process a 24 hour urine collection?
This is the start time of the 24-hour collection. All urine, after the first flushed specimen, must be saved, stored, and kept cold. This means keeping it either on ice or in a refrigerator for the next 24 hours. Try to urinate again at the same time, 24 hours after the start time, to finish the collection process.