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Test Compendium


Test Code

  • 6252

Test Synonym

  • Electrophoresis, Protein, 24-Hour Urine, Urine Protein Electrophoresis, 24-Hour

Minimum Volume

  • 5 mL

Specimen Requirements

  • Urine


  • 24 Hour Urine Container, Container- Urine


  • Refrigerated

Turn Around Time

  • 4 days

CPT Codes

  • 84156,84166
    *The CPT codes provided are based on AMA guidelines and are provided for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the responsibility of the billing entity. Please direct any questions regarding the CPT coding to the payer being billed.

Special Instructions

  • 20 mL aliquot from a well mixed 24 hour urine (record the total volume)

Additional Information

  • Instruct patient to void at 8 AM and discard the specimen. Then collect all urine for the next 24 hours, including the 8 AM void the next morning. Label container with the patient's name, date and time the collection started and ended. Measure total volume. Mix well. Record total 24-hour urine volume on the request form. Submit to the lab the 24 hour container or an aliquot (please record the 24 hr urine volume on the aliquot) in a plastic urine container, no preservative

Specimen Stability

  • Stability: REF: 3 days FRZ: 1 month