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Test Directory - Urine Total Protein : Creatinine Ratio

Synonyms

UTPR, PCR

Clinical Indications

Investigation, assessment and monitoring of chronic kidney disease (CKD). Urine Total Protein:Creatinine Ratio (UTPR) has replaced 24hr Urine Total Protein except in a minority of patients under the care of renal physicians.

Request Form

Combined Pathology Blood form (Yellow/Black)

Availability

On request.

Specific Criteria

None.

Turnaround Time

Same Day (Monday to Friday)

Specimen

Early morning urine

Volume

2 ml

Container

Plain (white capped) universal container

Lab. Handling

Store at 4C

Causes for Rejection

Unlabelled sample.

Reference Range

Normal: less than 15 mg/mmoL Creat.
Local renal (CKD) guidelines.
Routine referral - UTPR >100mg/mmoL or >45mg/mmoL with microscopic haematuria.
Urgent referral - Heavy proteinuria with low serum albumin (nephrotic syndrome).
See also brief guide to eGFR and Trust CKD guidelines

Last edited 16/04/14