Protein, Urine, Qualitative


Sunquest Code:UPROT  
Epic Code:LAB3859Epic Name:Protein Qualitative Urine
Methodology:Reagent strip; sulfosalicylic acid test
Test Includes:Protein (albumin) by reagent strip.
Turnaround Time:Performed and reported 24 hours/day.
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Urine Collection Procedure



Collection Instructions

Specimen:Urine, random collection
Optimal Volume:Submit entire collection; analysis requires 1 mL
Container:Plastic leakproof container, sterile (Plastic leakproof container, sterile)
Collection Instructions:Deliver to laboratory within 1 hour. Specimen of choice is a first morning, mid-stream, clean catch urine. Refrigerate the urine if cannot be delivered immediately.
Causes for Rejection:Stored at room temperature >2 hours; fecal contamination.


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Aliquot 1 mL, 0.5 mL minimum. Store in refrigerator.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature. Send within 2 hours room temperature.; 24 hours refrigerated.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Urinalysis  (University of Minnesota Health Maple Grove Clinics, Range, UMMC-East Bank, Oxboro Bloom, Lakes, Ridges, Northland, Southdale, UMMC/UMMCH-West Bank, Clinics, M Health Clinic and Surgery Center, Grand Itasca, St. Joseph's, St. John's, Woodwinds)


Interpretive

Reference Range:Protein (albumin), screen: negative; Protein (albumin) screen in concentrated urine: trace


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