Urine Protein/Creatatine Ratio

Test Code
74440

Alias/See Also
Protein/Creatinine Ratio, Urine


CPT Codes
84156;82570

Preferred Specimen
Fresh urine

Minimum Volume
1 mL

Instructions
Obtain specimen in urine collection cup and transfer 2 mL to a screw-top transport tube.


Transport Container
Screw-top plastic transport tube


Transport Temperature
Refrigerated

Specimen Stability
See Individual Component

Reject Criteria (Eg, hemolysis? Lipemia? Thaw/Other?)
Incorrect specimen type, insufficient sample volume, improper storage conditions, exceeds specimen stability guidelines, contaminated sample.


Methodology
see individual components

Setup Schedule
DAILY
AU

Report Available
daily

Clinical Significance
Proteinuria is characteristic of renal disease and concentrations may be increased with diabetes, hypertension, nephritic syndrome, and drug nephrotoxicity.


Performing Laboratory
CompuNet Clinical Laboratories, LLC
2308 Sandridge Drive
Moraine, OH 45439



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