Test Company: Genova Diagnostics
Test Type: Urine
Collection Location: At Home
Oxidative Stress Analysis 2.0 is a nutritional test used to evaluate the body's oxidative stress status. Normal human metabolism produces highly reactive molecules known as free radicals, typically controlled by antioxidants. When production of free radicals becomes excessive, the antioxidant mechanisms of the cell become overwhelmed, resulting in oxidative damage. The Oxidative Stress 2.0 (Urine) uses a simple urine test to evaluate two key biomarkers of oxidative stress damage.
Collection Instructions & Videos
- Read Collection Instructions
- PDF version also attached
Important things to know and consider
• Abnormal kidney function or use of diuretics may influence test results. This test should not be performed on individuals with kidney disorders. In addition, certain medicines may impact test results [e.g. cephalosporins (e.g. Cefoxitin), cimetidine (Tagamet), fibrates (e.g. Ciprofibrate) and trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (Bactrim)]. Let your physician know about your use of these medications. Do not change use of medications unless instructed to do so by your healthcare provider.
Schedule & Prepare for your urine collection
• Avoid over-hydration. Aim for an average overall fluid intake of ½ ounce of water/fluid per pound of body weight per day. Example: 130 lbs = 65 ounces (eight 8 oz glasses per day)
• Freeze the enclosed freezer brick a minimum of 8 hours before shipping.
• Contact FedEx and schedule to ship the specimen overnight delivery Monday - Friday.
• Female patients should not collect urine during a menstrual period.
• Complete the Requisition Form with all patient and billing information. Be sure it is signed by the Patient/Responsible Party and the healthcare provider. Enter date in box labeled “Date Final Sample Collected”
Plan to ship the specimen Monday – Friday overnight delivery.
• Call 1.800.GoFedEx (1.800.463.3339) to schedule shipping. When the automated system asks “How may I help you?” say “Return a Package”. Tell the FedEx representative “I am using a billable stamp” and they will walk you through the process and make it easy.
• Make sure the tube is tightly closed and identified with completed label. Seal the tube in the Biohazard bag.
• Lay the Biohazard bag with the urine specimen on top of the freezer brick in the foam box. Secure the foam box lid with the rubber band.
• Slide the foam box back inside the kit box, and place the completed and signed requisition on top before closing. Do not staple or tape the box.
• Print your name and address in the section marked “From” on the prepaid shipping envelope label. DO NOT mark or write in any other sections.
• Put the kit box into the envelope and seal the envelope.
• Keep your shipment and tracking numbers for future reference and tracking purposes.
Requisition & Payment:
If you paid the full test price to Rupa up front:
- You won't need to pay or do anything else.
- Don't worry about filling out payment or insurance sections on the requisition.
- Make sure "Clinician Bill" is checked off.
If you're going through insurance for the test:
- You paid Rupa Health the Initial Insurance price for the test
- Genova will bill your insurance company for the remainder of the test price
- Genova will contact you if there is any remaining balance
- Make sure to fill in your insurance information on the requisition form
- Your provider will notify you when results are in and schedule a follow-up to review them together