Urobilinogen Screen, Urine




Test Mnemonic

UUROB

CPT Codes

  • 81003 - QTY (1)

LOINC ®

5818-0

Aliases

  • UBG
  • UBG

Performing Laboratory

Cleveland Clinic Laboratories


Specimen Requirements

Volume Type Container Collect Temperature Transport Temperature Special Instructions
10 mLUrine, randomClean container Refrigerated 
7 mLUrine, randomBD Urine Preservative tube (Yellow) Ambient 

Minimum Specimen Requirements

Volume Type Container Collect Temperature Transport Temperature Special Instructions
5 mL    Clean container
7 mL    BD Urine Preservative Tube (Yellow)

Stability

Environmental Condition Description
AmbientClean container - 2 hours / BD Urine Preservative tube - 72 hours
RefrigeratedClean container - 24 hours / BD Urine Preservative Tube (Yellow) - 72 hours

Days Performed

Sun - Sat

Turnaround Time

8 hours

Methodology

Name Description
Chemical 

Reference Range

Urobilinogen
Sex Age From Age To Type Range Range Unit
       0.2-1.0 EU/dL 
       Negative 

Special Info

Not a substitute for porphyrin screening.

Clinical Info

Differential diagnosis of porphyrias and liver disease