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Test Code LAB10156 Discontinued- Protein Electrophoresis, 24 Hour Urine

Important Note

This test is no longer available. For guidance on ordering protein and urine electrophoresis, please refer to Orders- Protein Orderable Changes

Test Name Alias

Protein Electrophoresis Urine 24Hr | "protein electrophoresis" | UPEP | U PEP | 8856

Clinical Information

Results will include a 24 hour urine total protein and Pathologist interpretation.

Collection Instructions

Specimen Collection: Urine, 24 hour collection


Container(s): Plastic 24-hour urine jug

Preferred Volume to Collect: entire collection

Minimum Volume to Collect: 25.0 mL

Neonate Volume to Collect: 25.0 mL


Collection Instructions:

  • No additive.
  • Refrigerate specimen during collection.
  • Starting and ending times of collection are required.
  • Keep container upright at all times and check that lid is fastened evenly and securely.
  • Patient Collection Instructions are located in the menu on the left.

Transport Temperature: Refrigerate

Rejection Criteria

Leaky specimen container.
Specimen not refrigerated during collection.
Specimen missing collection times.

Specimen Stability

Refrigerate: 7 days

Laboratory Retention: 72 hours

Test Frequency

Available Monday – Friday, routine TAT 3 to 5 days.

Reference Range

Normal protein electrophoresis pattern. No monoclonel bands or other abnormalities noted.

Performing Department

Multiple Departments: Chemistry and Immunochemistry

Performing Department Laboratory Location

Spectrum Health Regional Laboratory, Grand Rapids, MI


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