Name: Protein, Urine, Timed Collection
Test Name: Protein, Urine, Timed Collection
Health Link Test Code: UTPR
LIS Test Code: RPRO
CPT Code(s): 84156
Methodology: Pyrogallol Red
Days Performed: Daily, 24 hours.
In-Lab Turnaround Time: 4 hours.
Stat In-Lab Turnaround Time: 1 hour.
Specimen: Timed urine
Collection Container: 24 hour urine container or sterile screw cap container
Collect timed urine (if collection period is for 22-26 hours lab will order test "Protein, Total, Urine, 24 Hour [UPRO])". No preservative required. For timed urine collections, collect all urine in container provided. Add "Refrigerate" sticker to 24-hour container.
Collection period starts after first void of the period. It is very important to refrigerate specimen during and after the collection. Indicate the date and time collection started and date and time collection finished. If questions about collection process or container does not have instructions attached, call (608) 263-7060 for assistance.
Patient instructions available at www.uwhealth.org. Search for 24-hour urine collection or HF#4339.
Collection Volume: Entire collection
Sample Analyzed: Urine aliquot
Testing Volume: 1 mL
Pediatric Testing Volume: 0.4 mL
Outreach Specimen Processing:
Mix urine well and note volume and period. Transport 50 mL aliquot on coolant pack to the laboratory along with volume and period information.
Transport entire specimen to the laboratory at close of collection. Transport with coolant pack if coming from clinic location.
Results on random specimens and timed collections that are not 22-26 hours are reported in mg/dL.