Test Catalog

Test ID: RBP24    
Retinol-Binding Protein, 24 Hour, Urine

Method Description Describes how the test is performed and provides a method-specific reference

In an immunochemical reaction, urinary retinol-binding protein forms immune complexes with anti-retinol-binding protein-specific antibodies coated onto polystyrene latex particles. The resulting latex bead-antigen-antibody complexes have enhanced light-scattering ability, which is detected with a nephelometer when a beam of light is passed through the sample. The intensity of the scattered light is proportional to the concentration of retinol-binding protein in the sample. The result is evaluated by comparison with a standard of known retinol-binding protein concentration.(Package insert: Binding Site Human Urine Retinol Binding Protein Nephelometric Kit for use on the Dade-Behring BNII Analyzer)

PDF Report Indicates whether the report includes an additional document with charts, images or other enriched information


Day(s) and Time(s) Test Performed Outlines the days and times the test is performed. This field reflects the day and time the sample must be in the testing laboratory to begin the testing process and includes any specimen preparation and processing time required before the test is performed. Some tests are listed as continuously performed, which means assays are performed several times during the day.

Varies; 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Analytic Time Defines the amount of time it takes the laboratory to setup and perform the test. This is defined in number of days. The shortest interval of time expressed is "same day/1 day," which means the results may be available the same day that the sample is received in the testing laboratory. One day means results are available 1 day after the sample is received in the laboratory.

7 days

Maximum Laboratory Time Defines the maximum time from specimen receipt at Mayo Clinic Laboratories until the release of the test result

8 days

Specimen Retention Time Outlines the length of time after testing that a specimen is kept in the laboratory before it is discarded

7 days after testing

Performing Laboratory Location Indicates the location of the laboratory that performs the test