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Protein, Urine, Timed

Mnemonic

U TM TP

Synonym

TP - Total Protein in Urine

Includes

Urine Total Protein, Urine Total Protein/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)

Rejection Criteria

Samples with gross hemolysis or preservatives, samples obtained through catheters used to infuse hyperalimentation fluid

Stability

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

Testing Information

Performed

7 days/week

Reported

24 hours

Method

Colorimetry

Reference Values

Reference Values

0-150 mg/day

CPT Codes

84156

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 3, 2021 01:07:05 AM


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