Organic Acids Profile

Test Details

Lab Company: Diagnostic Solutions
Sample Type: Urine
Collection Location: At Home

The Organic Acids Profile evaluates organic acids in urine to identify areas of dysfunction.   

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

Key Details 

  • You must avoid certain foods for 48 hours prior to collecting your samples.
  • Ship your sample as soon as possible after collection.

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Preparation & Timing

  • Avoid the following foods for 48 hours prior to collecting your samples.
    • Fruits
    • Jams
    • Jellies 
  • Continue taking any nutritional supplements and medications unless advised differently by your healthcare provider.

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Collection Instructions

  1. Write the following information on the collection cup label using a permanent marker.
    1. Patient name
    2. Patient date of birth
    3. Date of collection
  2. Complete the test requisition form (patient information, date of collection). 
    1. See an example HERE
  3. Place the completed test requisition form into the outside pocket of the specimen bag.
  4. Prior to bed, empty your bladder. DO NOT collect this urine.
  5. Upon waking, collect your first morning urine into the provided collection cup.
    1. Ensure it has been at least six hours since you last emptied your bladder.
  6. You should collect between 15 mL and 50 mL of urine.
    1. DO NOT collect more than 50 mL of urine.
  7. Place the cap back on the collection cup and close it. 
    1. Turn the cap until you hear 2 clicks. It is not fully closed until you hear the 2 clicks.
  8. Wipe any drops of urine off the outside of the cup.
  9. Place the sample into the provided specimen bag
  10. Seal the bag. 
  11. Place the specimen bag into the freezer for at least 2 hours.
    1. The urine sample should stay in the freezer until it is shipped.
  12. Ensure the test requisition form is completed with your personal and sample collection information. 
    1. Instructions on how to fill out your requisition can be found HERE.

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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

  • Ship your sample as soon as possible after collection.
  • To prepare your sample for shipping,
    • Place the completed test requisition form into the outside pocket of the specimen bag.
    • Place the collection cup into the specimen bag.
    • Place the specimen bag into the freezer for at least 2 hours.
    • Place the frozen urine specimen (in the bag) into the test kit box.
    • Place the test kit box into the provided FedEx return mailer.
    • Seal the mailer.
  • Make a note of the tracking number on the return mailer so that you can track your sample back to the lab.
  • Ship your sample via FedEx.
    • DO NOT place your samples in a FedEx drop box.
    • You can take your sample to the nearest FedEx location.
    • You can also schedule a FedEx pickup by calling 1-800-463-3339
      • When the automated greeting begins, say, “Schedule a pickup.”
      • When asked if your label has the word “Stamp” on it, say, “Yes.”
      • Let them know you are shipping using a Billable Stamp.
      • Your tracking number can be found on the Return Label.

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Results

  • Results should be released to your provider 5-10 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 Diagnostic Solutions by calling 1-877-485-5336 or chatting with support