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Protein and Creatinine Urine Test, Random

A protein and creatinine urine test, random measures the protein/creatinine ratio in a first-morning or random untimed "spot" urine specimen is recommended testing to ascertain chronic kidney disease.

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Test Code: 003129

Also Known As: Urine Protein to Creatinine Ratio; UPCR

Methodology: Spectrophotometric

Preparation: No special preparation required.

Test Results: 1-2 days. May take longer based on weather, holiday or lab delays.


Test Code: 1715

Also Known As: Urine Protein to Creatinine Ratio; UPCR

Methodology: Colorimetric (C) • Spectrophotometry (SP)

Preparation: No special preparation required.

Test Results: 1-2 days. May take longer based on weather, holiday or lab delays.

Description

It is also used to evaluate nephrotic syndromes; work up other renal diseases, including malignant hypertension, glomerulonephritis, Goodpasture syndrome, cryoglobulinemia, toxemia of pregnancy, drug nephrotoxicity, and renal tubular lesions; manage myeloma and macroglobulinemia of Waldenstrom (Bence Jones proteinuria); evaluate hypoproteinemia; tubular proteinurias, including Wilson's disease and Fanconi syndrome. Urinary albumin (microalbumin) is a more sensitive marker of progression and regression of renal disease than urine total protein, especially when urine total protein is <300 mg/g creatinine.

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