|Description||The PCR has been shown to be a viable alternative to the analysis of protein in a 24 hr urine in the assessment of proteinuria in renal patients.|
|Indication||For the assessment of proteinuria.
|Additional Info||A PCR >75 mg/mmol is indicative of proteinuria of >1g/24hr and has a sensitivity of 89% and specificity of 93%. The use of a spot test is preferable to both patients and staff.|
|Interpretation||A PCR >75 mg/mmol is indicative of proteinuria of >1g/24hr. NB. The correlation between PCR and 24hr protein excretion is subject to diurnal variation and is most close when spot samples for PCR are obtained after first voiding and before midday.|
|Tube||4mL Greiner Z tube (white top)|
|Min. Vol||1 mL|
|Ref. Range (Male)||See note|
|Ref. Range (Female)|| |
|Ref. Range (Paed)|| |
|Ref. Range Notes||PCR defined as urine protein (mg/L) divided by urine creatinine (mmol/L) and therefore PCR has units mg/mmol.|
|Units|| - Not Defined -|
|IP Acute TAT||Refer to Website|
|IP Routine TAT||Refer to Website|
|GP Acute TAT||Refer to Website|
|GP Routine TAT||Refer to Website|
Originally edited by : . Review due on 04/01/2018 12:24:45. Published By R.Barski on 04/01/2017 12:24:45.