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Protein, Total, 24 hour (or timed) urine

Item Value
Approval req'd? Yes, if testing is requested between midnight and 8:00 AM.
Available Stat? No
Test code TPU
Test group Total protein
Performed by Parnassus Chemistry
In House Availability Test available 7 days per week from 8:00 AM to midnight only.
Method Spectrophotometric (pyrogallol red)
Collection Instructions Refrigerate the container during the period of the collection.
Container type 24 hour urine collection container

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Amount to Collect Entire urine output for collection period
Sample type Timed urine collection
Units mg/D
Normal range < 160 mg/D
Synonyms TP; Albumin
Stability Refrigerated 2 days
Turn around times 4-14 hours
Additional information Total urine protein is determined by the pyrogallol red method using a human albumin standard. This method is effective in detecting albumin and non- albumin proteins, including immunoglobulins. 24 hour urine protein excretion may be increased in a variety of conditions including renal disease, Bence Jones proteinuria, amyloidosis, hemorrhage, systemic infections, heart failure, dehydration, starvation, strenuous exercise, pregnancy, sickle cell disease, exposure to extreme cold and psychological stress.
Last Updated 9/8/2012 2:33:23 PM
Entry Number 792
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