Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

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URINE PROTEIN ELECTROPHORESIS REFLEX PROFILE, 24 HOUR URINE

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB3225         Geisinger Epic ID: 37747

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
24-hour urine collection
Preferred collection container:
Specimen required:
15 mL aliquot AND 5 mL aliquot of 24-hour urine, as above; minimum 10 mL and 2 mL, respectively.
Special notes:
Mix well, estimate total volume from 24-hour urine container. Remove required aliquot, record total volume on both aliquot tube and request slip (if applicable).

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
Do not centrifuge. 
Transport temperature:
Refrigerated (preferred). Room temperature (stable 8 hours) and frozen specimens also acceptable.
Specimen stability:
Room temperature: 8 hours; Refrigerated (2-8 C): 72 hours; Frozen: 6 months.
Rejection criteria:
Stability limits exceeded; less than 6 mL of urine received.

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, 24-hour urine
EPGU 24-hour urine
EPGU24
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: 12/02/2020

Performing Locations

Geisinger Medical Center

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