Protein, Total, Urine
Ordering Recommendation
Quantitative Spectrophotometry
Within 24 hours
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
Refrigerate during collection.  
24-hour urine with no additive. Also acceptable: Random urine.  
Specimen Preparation
Transfer 4 mL aliquot of urine from a well-mixed collection to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 1 mL) Record total volume and collection time interval on transport tube and test request form.  
Storage/Transport Temperature
Unacceptable Conditions
Specimens collected in acid (such as those previously preserved with HCl).  
Ambient: 24 hours; Refrigerated: 1 week; Frozen: 1 month  
Reference Interval
Test Number Components Reference Interval
Protein, Total, Urine (measurement) By report (reports may vary based on instrumentation).
Total Protein -​ mg/dL By report (reports may vary based on instrumentation).
Creatinine, Urine -​ per 24h
Age Male Female
3-​8 years 140-​700 mg/d 140-​700 mg/d
9-​12 years 300-​1300 mg/d 300-​1300 mg/d
13-​17 years 500-​2300 mg/d 400-​1600 mg/d
18-​50 years 1000-​2500 mg/d 700-​1600 mg/d
51-​80 years 800-​2100 mg/d 500-​1400 mg/d
81 years and older 600-​2000 mg/d 400-​1300 mg/d
Total Protein/Creatinine Ratio, Urine
Age Male Female
7-​9 years
10-​12 years
13-​15 years
16-​17 years
18 years and older
61-​220 mg/g
59-​220 mg/g
41-​371 mg/g
31-​242 mg/g
15-​68 mg/g
70-​548 mg/g
57-​334 mg/g
33-​307 mg/g
36-​329 mg/g
10-​107 mg/g
Interpretive Data
Total urine protein measurement using this method characteristically underestimates urinary light chains.
CPT Code(s)
Component Test Code*Component Chart Name
0020200Total Protein, Urine-per volume
0020207Creatinine, Urine - per volume
0020208Creatinine, Urine - per 24h
0020215Urine 24 Hour Protein
0020722Urine Total Protein/Creatinine Ratio
0097110Total Volume
0097111Hours Collected
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Cross References
  • Total Urine Protein
  • urine protein
  • urine TP
  • UTP