Mnemonic: PROTU
Container: 24-hr Urine Container, Urine Collection Cup
Handling: For 24-hour urine: Collect urine in a 24-hr urine container available in the Laboratory. No preservative. Patient collection instructions available in the Laboratory. Specimen must be stored refrigerated during collection. Submit entire volume for testing. For random/spot urine: submit 10 ml random urine Stability: 1 day room temp, 7 days refrigerated, 1 month frozen
Methodology: Methodology: Spectrophotometry
Reported: Performed daily
CPT: 84156
Department: Main Lab
Note: Available as 24 hour urine test or spot urine
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