|Includes:||Total Protein in urine|
|SQ Code:||UPR, UPT|
|Available:||Daily, 24 hours|
|Turnaround:||Routine: 3 hours, STAT: 30 minutes|
|Specimen:||Urine, random or timed|
|Container:||Clean plastic urine collection container with lid|
|Temperature:||Transport to lab within 30 minutes.|
|Rejection:||Contaminated with feces.|
|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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