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  Urine Electrophoresis Specimen Type:
  also known as Urine EPG, Electrophoresis, UPEP

Urine


CHEMISTRY

Specimen requirements: 24 hour Urine Container no Preservative
Reference ranges:
CATEGORY LOW   HIGH   UNITS   QUALITATIVE  
Total Protein <15 N/A mg/dL N/A
Unit of measure: mg/dL
Ideal sample: 24 hour urine collection.
Absolute minimum amount: 20 mL - Random collection
Method of collection: N/A
Transportation: N/A
Label instructions: N/A
Request test on form: MULTI LABS [Chem/Hem/UA/Tox/BB/Rheum] ( 151-104 )
Order/entry screen(s): Chemistry - Urine
Stat frequency: N/A
Stat turn around time: N/A
Routine frequency: Weekly
Must be in by: N/A
Routine turn around time: 7-10 days
For Hillcrest deliver to: SCRAP : Specimen Central Receiving and
  Processing, room 2-117
For Thornton deliver to: Chemistry : Processing Desk, 1st floor, Hospital,
  room 1-013
Scheduling requirements : N/A
Method: Electrophoresis
Special Instructions: If the urine total protein is less than 15 mg/dL this test cannot be run. Correct method of collection for 24-hour specimens: 1. Discard first morning specimen. 2. Save all urine voided, up to and including the first morning specimen at the end of the 24 hours. 3. All 24-hour collections should be refrigerated or kept on ice. 4. Collection dates and times must be noted on the chemistry test request. 5. If submitting more than one container for a 24 hour collection, label the containers "part 1 0f 2 parts" or "part 2 of 2 parts". Effective 2/7/02 UPEP results are available in PCIS. For UPEP results prior to 2/7/02 please see the patient's chart.
  Results are available on a Chart Copy
  Results are Quantitative
CyberLAB abbreviation: UREPG
CyberLAB code: 2771
Lab Processing Instructions: Aliquot specimen in 2 - 16x100 tubes and place in designated racks in Central Processing refrigerator.