Creatinine-Urine, Random
Label Mnemonic: URCRT
Epic Lab Code: LAB600
Downtime Form: A-1a Doctor/Provider Orders - Pathology Core and Specialty Care Nursery
6240 RCP
Urine, Random
Collection Medium:
Clear top tube
Alternate Collection Media:
Call laboratory for additional acceptable specimen collection containers.
3.0 mL urine, random sample; no preservatives.
Testing Schedule:
24 hrs/day, 7 days a week, including holidays.
Turn Around Time:
1 hour (upon receipt in laboratory)
Reference Range:
Units are mg/dL.
No established reference range for random urine creatinine measurement. See "Comments" for discussion of urine protein/creatinine ratio.
The urine protein/creatinine ratio is automatically calculated if a urine protein and urine creatinine are ordered on the same specimen. The urine protein/creatinine ratio allows for an estimation of proteinuria based on a single random urine collection. A 24 hour urine protein determination remains the recommended true measure of proteinuria. The reference range for the urine protein/creatinine ratio is < 0.2 for 2 years or older. Reference range for the ratio is not established for children less than 2 years old. References: Morgenstern BZ, Butini L, Wollan P, et al. Am J Kid Dis 2003 Apr;41(4):760-766 National Kidney Foundation: Am J Kid Dis 2002;39:S93-S102 (suppl1) Wilson DM, Anderson RL. Am J Clin Pathol 1993;100:419-424
Test Limitations:
Contamination of urine with menstrual blood, prostatic secretions, or semen may result in increased urine protein levels. Vigorous exercise in healthy individuals may result in increased urine protein levels. Intra individual variability in creatinine clearance can be due to diet (e.g., amount of ingested meat) and total skeletal muscle mass.
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See Additional Information:
Urine Tests Requiring no Preservatives