Urine Protein, Total, Random without Creatinine
CPT Code: 84156
Order Code: 14523
ABN Requirement: No
Volume: 10.0 mL
Minimum Volume: 2.0 mL
Container: Urine (Yellow top, no preservative) tube
- Collect and label urine sample according to standard protocols.
- Transfer urine from a clean urine cup into a Yellow Top tube using the vacutainer transfer device included with the Yellow Top tube.
- Cap tube tightly.
- Label sample according to standard protocols.
Transport: Store urine at 2-8°C after collection and ship the same day per packaging instructions included with the provided shipping box.
Ambient (15-25°C): 4 days
Refrigerated (2-8°C): 5 days
Frozen (-20°C): 30 days
Causes for Rejection: Specimens other than random urine without preservatives; improper labeling; samples not stored properly; samples older than stability limits; acidified urine
Turn Around Time: 5 days
Clinical Significance: Proteinuria is characteristic of renal disease and concentrations may be increased with diabetes, hypertension, nephritic syndrome, and drug nephrotoxicity.
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