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Test Code UTP Protein, Urine, Random, LAB439


Pyrogallol Red

Note: A 24-hour urine collection is the preferred specimen see #UTPH24H Protein, Total, 24 Hour, Urine.

Performing Laboratory

St. Luke's Hospital Cedar Rapids

Specimen Requirements


Preferred: Random Urine Specimen

Specimen Volume: 0.5 mL from a random urine collection

Stability: Specimens stored at 4 °C with no additives are stable for at least three days.


Reference Values

No established reference values

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday

Test Classification and CPT Coding


Useful For

Protein measurements in urine are used in the diagnosis and treatment of disease conditions such as renal disease, heart disease, or thyroid disorders, which are characterized by proteinuria or albuminuria.