Name: Protein/Creatinine Ratio
Test Name: Protein/Creatinine Ratio
Health Link Test Code: HCUPCRC
LIS Test Code: UPRCR
CPT Code(s): 84156, 82570
Urine protein, urine creatinine, and calculated ratio. The protein/creatinine ratio will also be calculated and reported if a random urine creatinine and random urine protein are ordered on the same urine collection.
Days Performed: Daily, 24 hours.
In-Lab Turnaround Time: 4 hours.
Stat In-Lab Turnaround Time: 1 hour.
Specimen: Random urine
Collection Container: Sterile screw cap container
Collection Volume: Entire collection
Sample Analyzed: Urine aliquot
Testing Volume: 1 mL
Pediatric Testing Volume: 0.4 mL
Mix specimen. Transfer up to 10 mL into a screw cap container. Refrigerate specimen. Do not freeze.
Transport entire specimen to the laboratory at close of collection. Transport with coolant pack if coming from clinic location.
Collection container contaminated with preservative is not acceptable.
Protein/Creatinine calculated ratio:
|0 days - 24 months:||0.00 - 0.50|
|25 months and up:||0.00 - 0.15|
Interpretation Type: Reference Interval