Test directory: Protein, 24 Hr Urine

Ordering Code216
Test NameProtein, 24 Hr Urine
Preferred SpecimenUrine, 24 Hour
Preferred Container24 Hour Urine Container
Optimum Volume0.5 mL
Collection InstructionsKeep refrigerated during collection. Do not include first morning specimen; collect all subsequent voidings. The last sample collected should be the first morning specimen voided the following morning at the same time as the previous morning's first voiding. Do NOT add preservatives. Record entire 24 Hr volume and collection time on container & requisition.
Handling InstructionsSend a well-mixed, 50 mL aliquot of specimen. Send frozen if transport time >7 days.
Transport RequirementsOahu: Refrigerated
Airline: Refrigerated
Specimen StabilityRefrigerated: 7 Days
Frozen: 1 Month
Rejection CriteriaSpecimen older than stability limits, Preservatives used,
Received ambient
Avail. StatNO
Analytic Time1 Day
MethodologyTurbidimetric