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.
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 Protein By report (reports may vary based on instrumentation).
  Total Protein, Urine-per volume 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

  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.

No compliance statements are in use for this test.

Note
Hotline History
N/A
CPT Codes

84156

Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
0020200 Total Protein, Urine-per volume 2888-6
0020207 Creatinine, Urine - per volume 2161-8
0020208 Creatinine, Urine - per 24h 2162-6
0020215 Urine 24 Hour Protein 2889-4
0020722 Urine Total Protein/Creatinine Ratio 13801-6
0097110 Total Volume 19153-6
0097111 Hours Collected 30211-7
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Aliases
  • Total Urine Protein
  • urine protein
  • urine TP
  • UTP
Protein, Total, Urine