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Methodology: Gas Chromatography (GC) / Colorimetry (CM)
Edit Date: 1/12/2010
Components: Creatinine / Formic Acid
Performed: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Released: 24 hours after setup at PeaceHealth Laboratories’ reference lab.
CPT Code: 82570-90 / 83921-90
Specimen Collection Details
Collection: Urine collected prior to the last shift of the work week.
Handling: Refrigerate specimen.
Stability: 7 days ambient, 7 days refrigerated, or 10 months frozen.
Standard Volume: 5 mL urine
Minimum Volume: 2.5 mL urine
Transport: Refrigerated.
Comments: Formic acid is a metabolite of formaldehyde, formate esters, formate salts, methanol, methylalkyl ethers, methylesters and heteromethanes. This test can be used to monitor exposure to these compounds.
Rejection Criteria: Specimen other than urine.

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