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Succinylacetone, Urine


Name Method Department Units
Succinylacetone - Urine Gas Chromatography/Mass spectrometry
Send Out mmol/mL creat

Specimen Requirements

Urine - Random

Container Type Container Size Specimen Volume

Sterile container

N/A 15 mL

Frozen - 1 week(s)
Room temperature - 15 minute(s)

Specimen Preparation

  • Freeze immediately after collection.

Reasons for Rejection

  • Not frozen within specified time frame
  • Use of urine preservative


Succinylacetone is very labile. Succinylacetone samples must be frozen immediately after collection. If the minimum of 10 mLs of urine is not possible from one sample, it is acceptable to pool samples. All samples including pooled samples must be frozen immediately after collection and must be kept frozen until the sample is tested. Please include completed testing requisition along with the sample submissions. It is attached to this entry.

CPT Code

  • 82570
  • 82542