PROTEIN, 24 HR URINE

Mnemonic

PROTU

Synonym

TP - Total Protein in Urine

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Preferred: 24-hour Urine collection, one sterile container without preservative Also acceptible: Random urine without preservative

Handling

Collect urine over 24 hours. Refrigerate during collection. Mix urine well in one container before removing aliquot. Remove particulates by centrifugation prior to analysis. Record collection time interval and total volume on transport tube and test request form.

Preferred Volume

5.0 mL

Minimum Volume

0.5 mL

Transport

Refrigerated (2-8°C)

Stability

Ambient (20-25°C): 24 hours; Refrigerated (2-8°C): 7 days; Frozen (-15 to -25°C): 1 month

Testing Information

Performed

7 days/week

Method

Colorimetry

Referral Lab

Samaritan Health Services Laboratories

Reference Values

Reference Values

TIMED URINE:
ADULT: up to 150 mg/24 hours

CPT Codes

84156

Last Updated: Thursday, January 5, 2017 03:42:26 AM