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PROTEIN 24 HOUR URINE (PRU)

Department: Toxicology
Test Synonym(s): PRU
CPT Codes: 84156
Methodology: Colorimetric (Pyrogallol red)
Reference Range: 0-150 yrs: 0-299 mg/day
Tube Type: 24 hour urine container-plain (no additive)
Specimen: 24 hour urine
Pediatric Requirements: 1 mL from well mixed 24 hour collection
Volume: 1 mL from well mixed 24 hour collection
Minimum Volume: 1 mL from well mixed 24 hour collection
Temperature: Refrigerate during collection and transport if not delivered to the lab immediately
Stability: Refrigerated: 3 days
Reasons for Rejection: Improper collection
Days Performed: Daily
Times Performed: Continuous
TAT: Stat: 1 hour, routine: 2 hours
Significance: No interference from aminoglycoside antibiotics
Special Instructions: Refrigerate during collection. Provide total volume and collection start and stop times.

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