Turnaround Time: 5-7 days
CPT Code:
  • 82735
Test Type: Kit Based, Urine
Reference Range:

Sex;Age

Both; 0-3 years <1.1 mcg/mL
Both; 4-12 years <1.1 mcg/mL
Both; 13-16 years <1.1 mcg/mL
Female =17 years <1.1 mcg/mL
Male =17 years <1.1 mcg/mL

Both; 0-3 years <1.3 mg/24H
Both; 4-12 years <1.3 mg/24H
Both; 13-16 years <1.3 mg/24H
Female =17 years <1.3 mg/24H
Male =17 years <1.3 mg/24H

Overview:

Urinary excretion is the main route of elimination for fluoride. Fluoride is found in drinking water, tea and other beverages, toothpaste, refrigerants and non-stick coatings, as well as many prescription drugs including some anesthetics, antibiotics, antidepressants, chemotherapeutics, corticosteroids, asthma and allergy medications, and antifungals.

Detailed Information

Fluoride is potentially toxic at high doses or with prolonged lower-level exposure. It may cause dental fluorosis, osteomalacia, ligament calcification, hypocalcemia, arrhythmias, neurotoxicity, headaches, vertigo, thyroid dysfunction and anemia. Recent studies indicate that fluoride exposure from fluoridated water correlates with increased risk of bone cancer in young boys, and hip fracture in the elderly. Fluoride is measured using an ion specific electrode.

 

Performing Lab: DDINT

Collection Details:

Patient Preparation:

Collection Container/Tube
Use supplied plastic urine collection container (size of container varies based upon collection period). Pour aliquot into transport tube. Volume is required if 24 hour test is ordered.

Transport Container/Tube
Urine tranfer vial with preservative

Minimum Specimen Volume
7 mL

Rejection Criteria
< 7 mL urine
specimen is acidified for > 48 hrs.

Stability Information
Room temperature: 48 hrs.
Refrigerated: 48 hrs.
Frozen: 48 hrs. 37°C/99°F:

Methodology
ISE