Test Overview
Test Methodology

Colorimetric (Pyrogallol Red)

Test Usage

To aid in the diagnosis of proteinuria, evaluate renal function.

Reference Range *

< 0.15 g/24 hrs (0-150 mg/24 hrs). Random urine protein/creatinine ratio: < 0.18.

* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.

Test Details
Days Set Up
Daily, 24 hours
Analytic Time

8 hours

Soft Order Code
PROTU/PROTQ
Synonyms
  • PROTU
  • PROTU
  • PROTEIN URINE 24 HOUR
  • PROTEIN/CREAT RATIO URINE
  • CREATU
  • PROCRE
  • PROTU2
  • CREATININE URINE RANDOM
  • PROTEIN/CREAT URINE RATIO
  • PROTEIN URINE RANDOM
  • PROTQ
  • UPC
Laboratory
Chemical Pathology
Section
Automation
Test Updated
Update Type
Reference range changed
Specimen Requirements
Collection Instructions

Collect 24 hour urine specimen with no preservative. Aliquot 5 mL into a plastic urine container and refrigerate. Record total 24 hour urine volume and collection dates/times on request form. Random urine also acceptable, in which case a protein/creatinine ratio will be reported.

Rejection Criteria
Specimens collected with Acid Preservative are not acceptable. Diapers, sections of diapers, swabs or any other absorbent material will not be accepted as a collection container for urine. Urine collected in acid preservative is unacceptable.
Normal Volume
5 mL aliquot of 24 hour urine collection or 2 mL aliquot of random urine collection.
Minimum Volume
2 mL aliquot of 24 hour urine collection or 1 mL aliquot of random urine collection.
Additional Information

For random urine specimens, a Urine Creatinine will also be performed at no additional charge.

Billing
CPT Code
84156
Fee Code
20313 PROTQ, 20335 PROTU
LOINC
PROTU 2888-6 PROTQ 2889-4
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