Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

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URINE PROTEIN ELECTROPHORESIS REFLEX PROFILE, RANDOM URINE

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB3226         Geisinger Epic ID: 14417

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Random urine.
Preferred collection container:
Specimen required:
15 mL aliquot AND 5 mL aliquot of a random urine, as above; minimum 10 mL and 2 mL, respectively.
Special notes:
First morning specimen is preferred.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
Do not centrifuge. 
Transport temperature:
Refrigerated or frozen.
Specimen stability:
Room temperature: 8 hours. 2-8°C: 72 hours. Frozen: 1 month
Rejection criteria:
Specimen stability exceeded. Less than 6 mL of urine collected.

TEST DETAILS
Reference interval:
No abnormal peaks detected.
CPT code(s):
84166
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 electrophoresis with interpretation.
Methodology:
Electrophoresis
Synonyms:
Protein electrophoresis, urine; Paraprotein, Urine protein, Proteinuria
EPGU
Urine protein electrophoresis (random urine)
Clinical significance:
Urine protein electophoresis evalutes the presence of albumin and globulin fractions in urine to aid in classifying proteinuria.
Doctoral Director(s:)
Hoi-Ying Elsie Yu, PhD, DABCC
Stacy Kenyon, PhD, DABCC
   
Review Date: 11/22/2020

Performing Locations

Geisinger Medical Center

Performing laboratory: Immunology
Technical Lead: Kathy Hurst
Frequency: Monday - Friday, 1st shift
Performed stat? No
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