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CALCULI ANALYSIS

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Lab Section Category

Description

Indications

Specimen Required

​Entire calculi (urinary/biliary) in plain sterile container.

Storage and Transport

​Calculi should be dry without any preservative or liquid.

Send the calculi at ambient temperature.

Method

​Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FT-IR)

Test Results

Reference Interval / Value

Calculi components which are potentially clinically relevant are reported.

Calculi matrix components are not reported.

An example of a bladder calculi report shows:

Calculi, Urinary:                                     
Uric acid (70%)
Calcium oxalate (30%)
Calculi analysis performed by FT-IR method

Calculi components which are potentially clinically relevant are reported.

Calculi matrix components are not reported.

Turnaround Time

​Mean = 7 days, Range: 3 – 11 days

Day(s) Test Set up

​Monday - Friday

Remarks

​Indicate source of the calculi (e.g Bladder stone, Gall stone)

Change History Notes

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