Protein, Random Urine

Sunquest Code:UTPR  
Epic Code:LAB439Epic Name:Protein Random Urine
Synonyms:Urine Protein/Creatinine Ratio; UTPR
Methodology:Bichromati endpoint
St Johns/St Joseph/Woodwinds: Benzalkonium chloride
Test Includes:Total Protein Urine mg/dL; Total Protein UR MG/MG CR; Creatinine Urine mg/dL
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
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.
Stability:Stability: Room temperature - 24 hours; refrigerated - 3 days.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Chemistry  (Range, UMMC-East Bank, Lakes, Ridges, Northland, Southdale, UMMC/UMMCH-West Bank, M Health Clinic and Surgery Center, Grand Itasca, St. Joseph's, St. John's, Woodwinds)


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

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