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Test Code UTP24H Protein, Urine, Timed LAB441

Test Method

Dye-Binding Colorimetric Method; Beckman DXC600

Performance

Testing is performed Monday through Sunday, once daily before
noon.

Typically assayed within 2 hours after the specimen arrives
at the testing site if the sample arrives before the noon
run. Any specimens arriving after the daily run will be
performed on the following day.

Useful For

Evaluation of renal disease

Screening for monoclonal gammopathy

Specimen Requirement

10 mL urine is required.

CPT Code Information

84156 Chemistry: Protein, Total urine

Reference Values

< 100 mg/24 Hours

LOINC Code Information

2889-4 Protein [Mass/Time] In 24 hour Urine

Additional Specimen Collection Information

Collect a urine specimen for the specified time in a
plastic container. No preservative required. Store the urine
specimen refrigerated and transport to the lab within 48 hours.
Label the specimen appropriately with two identifiers, patient name
and another identifier, (patient ID number, DOB, etc.) include date
and time of collection. Record the time period of collection on the
specimen label. Send the entire specimen to the laboratory. 24-Hour
specimens are recommended but other timed collections are
acceptable.

 

Labs submitting specimens should aliquot 10 mL and send
in a plastic transport tube. Label the tube appropriately with
two identifiers, patient name and another identifier, (patient ID
number, DOB, etc.) include date and time of collection. Record
the time period of collection and total volume of the timed
specimen on both the request form and the specimen. Store the urine
specimen refrigerated and transport to the lab within 48 hours.