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Creatinine, Urine, Timed

Mnemonic

U TM CR

Synonym

Urine Creatinine

Includes

Urine Creatinine, Urine Creatinine/Day

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Preferred: 24 hour urine without preservatives, refrigerate during collection. Also acceptable: Other timed urine collections.

Handling

Collect urine over 24 hours. Refrigerate during collection. Mix urine well before removing aliquot. Record collection time interval and total volume on the transport tube and test request form.

Preferred Volume

2.0 mL urine

Minimum Volume

0.5 mL urine

Transport

Refrigerated (2-8°C)

Stability

Room Temperature (18-26°C): 48 hours; Refrigerated (2-8°C): 6 days; Frozen (≤-20°C): 28 days

Do not exceed 8 freeze/thaw cycles.

Testing Information

Performed

7 days/week

Reported

24 hours

Method

Colorimetry

Reference Values

Reference Values

MALE:          0.8-1.8 g/day
FEMALE:     0.6-1.6 g/day

CPT Codes

82570

Last Updated: Monday, September 30, 2019 11:26:26 PM


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