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will drinking water prior to a urine test reduce the detectable amount of protein and blood?

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Dr. Christopher Guzik
23 years experience Family Medicine
Maybe: Drinking large amounts of water prior to a urine test can dilute some ingredients. However the specific gravity of the sample will also shift indicating a recent high ingestion of water or other fluids
Answered on Aug 22, 2018
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