PROTEIN, TOTAL, URINE

Specimen Required
Collect 24 hour urine. Mix well and send 5.0 mL urine aliquot (0.5 mL minimum) refrigerated in a screw-capped plastic urine container. Record total volume on test requisition and container label.

Alternate Specimen
Random urine

Rejection Criteria
Samples exhibiting hematuria

Methodology
Spectrophotometric

Stability
Refrigerated: 24 hours; Frozen: 14 days

Reference Range
0-165 mg/24 hours
<10 mg/dL Random

Performed
Sunday-Friday

Turnaround Time1 day
Test CodeUTPT - 24 hour; UTPR - random
CPT-4 Code (s)
84156
LOINC Codes
2889-4
35560-2

Warde
Medical
Laboratory