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Protein, Total, Urine
0020479
Ordering Recommendation
Mnemonic
UTP
Methodology
Quantitative Spectrophotometry
Performed
Sun-Sat
Reported
Within 24 hours
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Submit With Order
ARUP Consult®
Disease Topics
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
Refrigerate during collection.  
Collect
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
Refrigerated.  
Unacceptable Conditions
Specimens collected in acid (such as those previously preserved with HCl).  
Remarks
 
Stability
Ambient: 24 hours; Refrigerated: 1 week; Frozen: 1 month  
Reference Interval
Test Number
Components
Reference Interval
 Urine 24 Hour ProteinBy report (reports may vary based on instrumentation).
 Total Protein, Urine-per volumeBy report (reports may vary based on instrumentation).
 Creatinine, Urine - per 24h
AgeMaleFemale
3-8 years140-700 mg/d140-700 mg/d
9-12 years300-1300 mg/d300-1300 mg/d
13-17 years500-2300 mg/d400-1600 mg/d
18-50 years1000-2500 mg/d700-1600 mg/d
51-80 years800-2100 mg/d500-1400 mg/d
81 years and older600-2000 mg/d400-1300 mg/d

 Urine Total Protein/Creatinine Ratio
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.


Note
CPT Code(s)
84156
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
0020200Total Protein, Urine-per volume2888-6
0020207Creatinine, Urine - per volume2161-8
0020208Creatinine, Urine - per 24h2162-6
0020215Urine 24 Hour Protein2889-4
0020722Urine Total Protein/Creatinine Ratio13801-6
0097110Total Volume19153-6
0097111Hours Collected30211-7
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Aliases
  • Total  Urine Protein
  • urine protein
  • urine TP
  • UTP