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Lab Dept:

Urine/Stool

Test Name:

PROTEIN, URINE

General Information

Lab Order Codes:

UTPR

Synonyms:

Total Protein Random Urine; TP, Random Urine

CPT Codes:

84155 – Protein; total, except refractometry

Test Includes:

Urine protein concentration in mg/dL

Logistics

Test Indications:

The kidney glomeruli behave as ultrafilters for plasma proteins. Urine total protein can be used to test the effects of treatment in diabetes, nephrotic syndrome and in disease processes where proteinuria is possible.

Lab Testing Sections:

Chemistry

Phone Numbers:

Minneapolis:

Saint Paul:

 

612-813-6280

651-220-6550

Test Availability:

Daily, 24 hours

Turnaround Time:

1 day

Special Instructions:

N/A

Specimen

Specimen Type:

Urine, random collection

Container:

Plastic leakproof container (No preservatives)

Draw Volume:

1 - 3 mL from a random urine collection

Processed Volume:

Minimum: 0.5 mL urine

Collection:

A random urine sample may be obtained by voiding into a urine cup and is often performed at the laboratory. Bring the refrigerated container to the lab. Make sure all specimens submitted to the laboratory are properly labeled with the patient’s name, medical record number and date of birth.

Special Processing:

N/A

Patient Preparation:

None

Sample Rejection:

Mislabeled or unlabeled specimens

Interpretive

Reference Range:

2 - 8 mg/dL

Critical Values:

N/A

Limitations:

N/A

Methodology:

Pyrogallol Red-Molybdate

References:

UCFP Flex® reagent cartridge insert sheet Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Inc. 2009-02-06 Rev. H PN 717026.001 - US

Jacobs & DeMott Laboratory Test Handbook (2001) Lexi-Comp, Inc, Hudson, OH, 5th Edition

Biorad Liquichek Control Product inserts, Bio-Rad Laboratories, Irvine, CA 92618

Biorad Liquichekä Urine Chemistry Control Product insert, Bio-Rad Laboratories, Irvine, CA 92618



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