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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Abeera Mansur
Nephrology and Dialysis 33 years experience
ONLY PROTEIN : Standard urine dipstick only measures protein by colorimetric method. If urine is postive for protein, exclude false positive, eg fever, uti, exercise postural. If positive, quantify it by measuring both protein and creatinine in the urine. . 1+ corresponds to about 200-500 mg/24 hours, a 2+ to 0.5-1.5 gm/24 hours, a 3+ to 2-5 gm/24 hours, and a 4+ represents 7 gm/24 hours or greater.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Abeera Mansur
Nephrology and Dialysis 33 years experience
REPEAT: Are you on diuretics. I would probably repeat it. For a 37 year old male this is high. Make sure you are adequately hydrated when you repeat it.
A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Abeera Mansur
Nephrology and Dialysis 33 years experience
ADJUST DOSE: Will have to adjust the dose as levels are higher. Monitor sodium.
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Abeera Mansur
Nephrology and Dialysis 33 years experience
YOU NEED MORE WORKUP: Urine analysis, c3/c4/ena/cortisol/serum creatinine/throid function tests/.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Abeera Mansur
Nephrology and Dialysis 33 years experience
BLOOD GROUP/HLA: Blood group has to be the same/hla typing and a negative cross match.
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Abeera Mansur
Nephrology and Dialysis 33 years experience
NO: No dipsticks just test protein, it is a rough estimate.
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Abeera Mansur
Nephrology and Dialysis 33 years experience
URINE ANALYSIS: Decrease your caffeine intake, get an ultrasound and a urine analyis.
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