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A 24-year-old female asked:

Im doing the 24 hr urine creatitine total protein test and a few blood test to check my liver and kindeys...i know the doctor suspects preeclampsia..but does it mean i for sure have it? just because im doing test or is that why im doing them?

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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
THAT'S WHY YOU ARE: Getting the testing done. It is very important to rule it out.
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Proceed with caution: The tests you mention are a way to look for the early warning signs of a condition that is potentially deadly for you& baby. Preeclampsia(pe) can progress without obvious symptoms you would feel, so looking at the tests is a cautious way of preparing to act if specialized rx is needed. Many are tested that won't progress to pe & sometimes the tests are repeated over several days when needed.

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Last updated Jul 24, 2012

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