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Test Code UPEPRA Electrophoresis, Protein, Random, U, LAB 5314

Performing Laboratory

St. Luke's Hospital Cedar Rapids

Specimen Requirements


Preferred: First morning urine collection. No preservative.

Specimen Volume: 10 mL from urine collection.

Stability: Refrigerate specimen during collection, and send specimen refrigerated.

               Specimens may be stored at 2 to 8 °C for up to 7 days and frozen for up to 1 month.


Reference Values

No established reference values

Useful For

The electrophoretic separation of serum or urine proteins is a screening procedure that aids in the diagnosis of pathophysiologic states associated with changes in protein quantity and molecular nature.

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Friday (days only)


Capillary zone electrophoresis

Test Classification and CPT Coding


Report Available

1-2 days upon receipt