Lab Test : Protein, Urine

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Includes:Total Protein in urine
Phone:(937) 641-3428
Available:Daily, 24 hours
Turnaround:Routine: 3 hours, STAT: 30 minutes
Specimen:Urine, random or timed
Volume:0.3 mL
Container:Clean plastic urine collection container with lid
Temperature:Transport to lab within 30 minutes.
Rejection:Contaminated with feces.
Normal:1.0-14.0 mg/dL
Uses:Aid in evaluating hyperproteinemia, nephrotic syndromes and renal diseases, including those complicating diabetes mellitus. Quantitative evaluation of proteinurea.
Limitations:Presence of many white blood cells can alter results. False negative results have been reported with very dilute urine, highly buffered alkaline urine, urine high in sodium and urea-splitting infectious organisms of the urinary tract.
Method:Colorimetric (pyrogallol red)

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