Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

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URINE PROTEIN, 24 HOURS

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB3227         Geisinger Epic ID: 53447

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
24-hour urine
Preferred collection container:
Specimen required:
5 mL aliquot of urine; minimum 1 mL.
Special notes:
Urine with preservatives is not acceptable. Mix well. Estimate total collection volume from 24-hour urine container. Remove required aliquot. Record total volume on both aliquot tube and request slip (if applicable).

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Transport temperature:
Refrigerated.
Specimen stability:
Refrigerated: 7 days. Frozen: 1 month.
Rejection criteria:
Urine containing preservatives is not acceptable.

TEST DETAILS
Interpretation guide:
Normal: < 150 mg/24 hours
High: 150-500 mg/24 hours
Very High: >500 mg/24 hours
Nephrotic: >3000 mg/24 hours
CPT code(s):
84156
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:
Total protein 24-hour urine, 24-hour total volume
Methodology:
Turbidimetric
Synonyms:
UPRO24
Clinical significance:
Proteinuria, mainly glomerular, is often a manifestation of primary renal disease, although transient proteinuria may occur with fevers, thyroid disorders, and in heart disease.
Doctoral Director(s:)
Hoi-Ying Elsie Yu, PhD, DABCC
Sheng-Ying (Margaret) Lo, PhD, DABCC    
Review Date: 12/24/2020

Performing Locations

Geisinger Medical Center

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

Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center

Performing laboratory: ATL+
Technical Lead: Sarah McGowan    
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? Yes

Geisinger Lewistown Hospital

Performing laboratory: Chemistry
Technical Lead: Melissa Forsythe  
Frequency: All shifts    
Performed stat? Yes
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