42101:MICROALBUMIN, 24-HOUR URINE

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42101:MICROALBUMIN, 24-HOUR URINE
Alias Names: Albumin
Methodology: Nephelometry (NEPH)
Edit Date: 4/19/2010
Performed: Daily
Released: Same day as tested
CPT Code: 82043
Specimen Collection Details
Collection: 24-hour urine collection in a sterile plastic container. Do not add preservatives. Refrigerate during collection, storage, and transport. Note dates and times collection started and stopped.
Handling: Mix well and pour off a 25 mL aliquot into a sterile plastic container or submit total urine collection. Measure and record total volume and collection period with aliquot. Refrigerate.
Stability: 8 days refrigerated. Unstable frozen.
Standard Volume: 25 mL aliquot or total urine collection.
Minimum Volume: 5 mL urine.
Transport: Refrigerated.
Rejection Criteria: Specimen frozen, contaminated with blood, or containing preservatives.

Refrence Range:
<30 mg/24 hour normal
30-300 mg/24 hour microalbuminuria
>300 mg/24 hour macroalbuminuria