Access Medical Labs Urine Tests - 24-hour

Test Details

Lab Company: Access Medical Labs
Sample Type: Urine
Collection Location:  At Home

Access Medical Labs' urine tests measure the excretion of various metals, elements, or other biomarkers in the urine. They are used to evaluate and monitor various diseases. These instructions are for a 24-hour collection.     

🔑 Key Details 📦 Shipping
Preparation & Timing 📊 Results
🧪 Collection Instructions 📚 More Resources
💳 Requisition & Payment
💬 Questions?

Key Details 

  • Avoid seafood for 72 hours prior to collection.
  • Do not drink excessive water during the test period.
  • These instructions are for a 24-hour collection.
  • Refrigerate your samples until you are ready to ship them.
  • Ship your samples via UPS as soon as possible.

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Preparation & Timing

  • Avoid seafood for 72 hours prior to collection.
  • Do not drink excessive water during the test period.
    • No more than eight 8 oz glasses of water during a 24-hour testing period.

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Collection Instructions

  1. Urinate upon waking. Do NOT collect this urine.
  2. Collect all urinations for the next 24 hours.    
    1. Start with your second urination of day 1. 
    2. End with your first urination (upon waking) of day 2.
  3. For each collection,
    1. Collect your urine in the provided collection cup. 
    2. Remove the white cap from the orange jug.
    3. Pour the urine into the orange jug.
    4. Place the cap back on the orange jug.
    5. Place the orange jug in the refrigerator. 
    6. Place the lid on the collection cup. 
      1. Do NOT rinse or clean the collection cup in between collections. 
  4. Once the collection period is over, set the orange jug(s) on a level surface.
  5. If you used one orange jug, 
    1. Note the total volume using the milliliter marks on the jug.
    2. Write this total volume on your requisition form.
    3. Tighten the cap on the jug. 
    4. Invert the jug for 30 seconds to mix the urine.
    5. Go to step 7.
  6. If you used two orange jugs,
    1. Put on the disposable gloves.
    2. Pour back and forth between the jugs to mix the urine together.
    3. Note the volume of each jug using the milliliter marks on the jug.
    4. Add the volumes of each jug together.
    5. Write the total amount of urine on the requisition form.
    6. Choose either jug to use for step 7.
  7. Use the provided pipette to transfer urine into the specimen tubes.
  8. Tighten the cap on the tubes.
  9. Discard the remaining urine and the collection materials. 
  10. Write your full name, the date of collection, and the total urine volume (in mL) on each tube.
  11. Place the tubes in the biohazard bag.
  12. Place the biohazard bag in the refrigerator until ready to ship. 

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Requisition & Payment

  • Your kit has been prepaid. You DO NOT need to pay anything extra.
  • Instructions on how to fill out your requisition can be found HERE.
    • Since you pre-paid for your tests, you do not need to fill in the payment information on any of these forms.

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Shipping

  • Refrigerate your samples until you are ready to ship. 
  • To ship your samples,
    • Place the specimen tubes in the biohazard bag.
    • Place the biohazard bag and completed test requisition form into the test kit box.
    • Place the test kit box in the provided UPS mailer.
  • Ship your samples via UPS as soon as possible. 
    • Take the samples to the nearest store.
    • Make a note of the tracking number so that you can track your samples back to the lab.

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Results

  • Results should be released to your provider 1-6 business days after samples are received at the lab. We cannot guarantee processing time. 
  • Your provider will notify you when your results are in and schedule a follow-up appointment for you to review them together. 
  • Your provider may choose to release your results to you. Rupa cannot release your results without provider authorization.

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More Resources

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Questions?

For general questions, email Rupa Health at support@rupahealth.com. For test-specific questions, contact Access Medical Labs by calling 866-720-8386 or chatting with support