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ELECTROPHORESIS, URINE PROTEIN

Mnemonic

U PELP T, U PELP R

Synonym

Urine Protein Electrophoresis - UPEP

Includes

Total Protein, Protein Electrophoresis

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Preferred: Urine, 24-hour collection in sterile urine container with no preservatives. Refrigerate during collection.

Also acceptable: Urine, random, first morning collection in a sterile container with no preservatives.

Handling

Keep sample refrigerated after collection. Record the total 24-hour collection volume on the order or requisition.

Preferred Volume

100.0 mL Urine

Minimum Volume

20.0 mL Urine

Transport

Refrigerated (2-8°C)

Stability

Room Temperature (18-26°C): 2 hours; Refrigerated (2-8°C): 72 hours; Frozen (≤ -20°C): 1 month

Testing Information

Performed

Sun - Fri

Reported

3-5 days

Method

Protein Electrophoresis

Reference Values

Reference Values

Professional interpretation provided by Cascade Pathology Services.

CPT Codes

84156: Urine Total Protein; 84166: Urine Protein Electrophoresis

Last Updated: Thursday, March 8, 2018 06:31:41 AM


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