Protein, Random Urine


Sunquest Code:UTPR  
Epic Code:LAB439Epic Name:Protein Random Urine
Order Instructions:Order UCRR in addition to UTPR.
Synonyms:Urine Protein/Creatinine Ratio; UTPR
Methodology:Bichromatic end point
CPT Code:84156
Test Includes:Protein and creatinine.
Turnaround Time:Performed and reported 24 hours/day.
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Urine Collection Procedure



Collection Instructions

Specimen:Urine, random collection; avoid collection of specimen following strenuous exercise.
Optimal Volume:Submit entire collection; analysis requires 1 mL
Container:Plastic leakproof container, sterile (Plastic leakproof container, sterile)
Causes for Rejection:Specimen collected with acetic acid, thymol, or sodium fluoride preservative.


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Mix collection well before aliquot is taken. Aliquot 5 mL, 1 mL minimum. Store in refrigerator.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Chemistry  (Fairview Range - FRMC, UMMC-East Bank, Fairview Lakes - FLMC, Fairview Ridges - FRH, Fairview Northland - FNMC, Fairview Southdale - FSH, UMMC/UMMCH-West Bank)


Interpretive

Reference Range:0-0.2 g/g creatinine
Use:Quantitative evaluation of proteinuria; evaluate renal diseases, hypoproteinemia, monitor renal transplant.


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