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Test Compendium


Test Code

  • 2029

Test Synonym

  • Creatine, Urine, 24 Hr

Minimum Volume

  • 0.2 mL

Specimen Requirements

  • Urine


  • Container- Urine, Urine Tube, 24 Hour Urine Container


  • Frozen

Turn Around Time

  • 5 days

CPT Codes

  • 82540
    *The CPT codes provided are based on AMA guidelines and are provided for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the responsibility of the billing entity. Please direct any questions regarding the CPT coding to the payer being billed.

Special Instructions

  • 2mL aliquot from a 24 hr collection - Frozen Immediately

Additional Information

  • Instruct the patient to void at 8 AM and discard the specimen. Then collect all the urine, including the final specimen voided at the end of the 24-hour collection period (ie, 8 AM the next morning). MEASURE AND RECORD on the test request form the 24-hour total volume. Mix well. Transfer the urine into a transport tube with screw cap. Label the container with the patient's name, date, and time collection started and finished. The specimen should be FROZEN immediately and maintained frozen until tested.