Urine Protein Electrophoresis
Label Mnemonic: UPE
Epic Lab Code: Procedure Panel O51238
Downtime Form: A-1a General Laboratory Requisition
Chemistry
6240 RCP
356-3527
Specimen(s):
Urine
Collection Medium:
Yellow top round bottom tube (no additive)
Minimum:
10 mL random urine; no preservatives are acceptable.
Testing Schedule:
Weekly
Reference Range:
No monoclonal proteins detected.
Comments:
Electrophoresis and professional interpretation is cancelled if total urine protein is less than 20 mg/dL or if ordered within 7 days of a previous order.

The UPEP report will include quantitation of the concentration of the monoclonal protein (if present) and an interpretative pathologist report.

Urine protein electrophoresis methodology switched from traditional gel electrophoresis to capillary electrophoresis on November 1, 2012.
Methodology:
Capillary Electrophoresis
CPT Code:
84166
 
See Additional Information:
Urine Tests Requiring no Preservatives