Days Set Up
Daily, 24 hours
Analytic Time

8 hours

Soft Order Code
PROTU/PROTQ

Test Updated:

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

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Test Overview

Test Methodology

Colorimetric (Pyrogallol Red)

Test Usage

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

Reference Range

0 - 0.15 g/24 hrs (0-150 mg/24 hrs). Random urine protein/creatinine ratio: 0.01 - 0.18.

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

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.

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.

Billing Information

CPT Code
84156
Pro Fee Code
 
Insurance Auth Info
 
LOINC
PROTU 2888-6 PROTQ 2889-4

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As the reference laboratory division of Michigan Medicine's Department of Pathology, MLabs shares the institution's commitment to applying established quality principles to clinical laboratory testing. Like other large organizations in complex, consequential fields, we rely on an established approach to monitor quality throughout the testing process.