Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

Test Name: Sunquest Test Code Epic Procedure Code Or ID CPT Code:  

PROT/CREAT UR RATIO

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Sunquest Test Code:
PRCRUB      Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: PRCRUB         Geisinger Epic ID: 23483

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Random urine
Preferred collection container:
Specimen required:
5 mL aliquot urine; minimum 1 mL

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Transport temperature:
Refrigerated.
Specimen stability:
Refrigerated: 6 days. Frozen: 1 month.
Rejection criteria:
Urine containing preservatives is not acceptable.

TEST DETAILS
Interpretation guide:
Normal: <150 mg/g creatinine
High: 150-500 mg/g creatinine
Very High: >500 mg/g creatinine
Nephrotic: >3000 mg/g creatinine
CPT code(s):
84156, 82570
Note: The billing party has sole responsibility for CPT coding.  Any questions regarding coding should be directed to the payer being billed.  The CPT codes provided by GML are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only.
Test includes:
Urine protein, urine creatinine, protein/creatinine ratio.
Methodology:
Spectrophotometric (Colorimetric)
Turbidimetric
Synonyms:
PROT/CREAT UR RATIO
Clinical significance:
Proteinuria is characteristic of renal disease, and concentrations may be increased with diabetes, hypertension, nephritic syndrome, and drug nephrotoxicity.
Doctoral Director(s:)
Hoi-Ying Elsie Yu, PhD, DABCC
Sheng-Ying (Margaret) Lo, PhD, DABCC    
Review Date: 11/05/2018

Performing Locations

Geisinger Medical Center

Performing laboratory: Automated Chemistry
Technical Lead: Mariana Moyer, Jared Shepherd
Frequency: Daily, Monday - Sunday
Performed stat? No

Geisinger Shamokin Area Community Hospital

Performing laboratory: Chemistry
Technical Lead: Kelly Alleman    
Frequency: Daily, all shifts    
Performed stat? Yes

Geisinger Bloomsburg Hospital

Performing laboratory: Chemistry
Technical Lead: Robyn Stokes  
Frequency: Daily    
Performed stat? Yes

Geisinger Community Medical Center

Performing laboratory: Chemistry
Technical Lead: Ann Mack, Deborah Dempsey  
Frequency: Daily, all shifts    
Performed stat? No

Geisinger Lewistown Hospital

Performing laboratory: Chemistry
Technical Lead: Melissa Forsythe  
Frequency: Daily, all shifts    
Performed stat?

Geisinger Holy Spirit Hospital

Performing laboratory: ATL+
Technical specialist: Hadeel Naghnaghieh    
Frequency: Daily, all shifts    
Performed stat? Yes
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