Protein Electrophoresis, Urine

CERNER / EPIC MNEMONIC: UPE
POE DESCRIPTION: URINE PROTEIN ELECTROPHORESIS
CPT CODE:

84156, 84166

TEST INFORMATION: Test includes albumin, alpha1 and alpha2, beta gamma globulin percentages by urine protein electrophoresis (UPE), and total protein
DAYS PERFORMED: Monday-Friday, first shift
TURNAROUND TIME: 2-6 days
CONTAINER TYPE:

24 hour urine container (Bottle #1) with no preservative or Sterile 80 mL specimen container (random urine)

SPECIMEN REQUIREMENTS: Urine
MINIMUM VOLUME: 25 mL
HANDLING INSTRUCTIONS: Refrigerate during collection.
REFERENCE RANGE:

Interpretation provided with results.

LIMITATIONS OF TEST:

Urine stored more than seven days before being assayed may give unreliable results.

METHODOLOGY:

Immunofixation

TEST SYNONYM(S):Urine Protein Electrophoresis; Electrophoresis, Urine Protein