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A 45-year-old female asked:

i have to collect 72 hours worth of urine due to high blood pressure. what are they looking for?

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Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
Kidney Damage: The by-products of metabolism that the kidneys should be able not to spill into the urine. Proteins are a big one. These are normal and vital tests to monitor true renal damage or function.
Dr. Joey Bluhm
General Surgery 17 years experience
Protein: And other signs of kidney damage from the high blood pressure.

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