Creatinine, Quantitative, Urine

CERNER / EPIC MNEMONIC: RU/CREAT (random urine); U/CREAT (24-hour urine)
POE DESCRIPTION:

Urine Creatinine Random; Urine Creatine Timed

CPT CODE:

Random = 82570, Timed = 82570, 81050

TEST INFORMATION: Results are reported as mg of creatinine per total volume of urine submitted. Normal range is based on 24-hour collection.
DAYS PERFORMED: Specimen accepted daily, 24 hours
TURNAROUND TIME: Stat: 1 hour (random urine only); Timed urine: 8 hours
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS: For timed urine collection, instruct the patient to void at the beginning of the collection period and discard the specimen. Then collect all urine including the final specimen voided at the end of the collection period. Containers must be labeled with patient`s full name, room number, date and time collection started, and date and time collection finished.
CONTAINER TYPE:

Random Sterile 80 ml specimen container, Timed 24 hour urine container (Bottle #1) with no preservative

SPECIMEN REQUIREMENTS:  Random urine or 24-hour urine
MINIMUM VOLUME: Random urine: 1 mL; Timed urine: Submit entire urine collection to the laboratory.
HANDLING INSTRUCTIONS: Refrigerate during collection.
REFERENCE RANGE:

Random Urine:  None established

Timed Urine:      Male: 1,000 – 2,000 MG/TV

                           Female: 800 – 1800 MG/TV

LAST UPDATED:

11-12-2013

TEST SYNONYM(S):Total Creatinine, Urine; Urine Creatinine