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Test ID: RMPSU    
Monoclonal Protein Study, Random, Urine

Testing Algorithm Delineates situations when tests are added to the initial order. This includes reflex and additional tests.

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing

Urine

Advisory Information

The use of a random urine specimen is sufficient for identifying the presence or absence of a monoclonal immunoglobulin, but a 24-hour specimen is preferred for quantitating and monitoring the abnormality. See MPSU / Monoclonal Protein Study, 24 Hour, Urine.

Shipping Instructions

Refrigerate specimen during collection and send refrigerated.

Necessary Information

Random urine, no volume is required.

Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing

Supplies: Aliquot Tube, 5 mL (T465)

Container/Tube: Plastic, 60-mL urine bottle and plastic, 5-mL tube (T465)

Specimen Volume: 50 mL

Collection Instructions:

1. Collect a random urine specimen.

2. Aliquot specimen between containers.

3. Label specimens appropriately (60-mL urine bottle for protein electrophoresis and immunofixation and 5-mL tube for protein, total).

Special Instructions Library of PDFs including pertinent information and forms related to the test

Forms

If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send a Renal Diagnostics Test Request (T830) with the specimen. 

Urine Preservative Collection Options

Note: The addition of preservative or application of temperature controls must occur within 4 hours of completion of the collection. 

Ambient

Yes

Refrigerate

Preferred

Frozen

Yes

50% Acetic Acid

No

Boric Acid

No

Diazolidinyl Urea

No

6M Hydrochloric Acid

No

6M Nitric Acid

No

Sodium Carbonate

No

Thymol

Yes

Toluene

Yes

Specimen Minimum Volume Defines the amount of sample necessary to provide a clinically relevant result as determined by the Testing Laboratory

25 mL

Reject Due To Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected

All specimens will be evaluated at Mayo Clinic Laboratories for test suitability.

Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the performing laboratory, alternate acceptable temperatures are also included

Specimen TypeTemperatureTimeSpecial Container
UrineRefrigerated (preferred)14 days
 Frozen 5 days
 Ambient 72 hours