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Ocala, FL
A 35-year-old female asked:

My kidney function test are okay but large amount of protein in urine. can blood wrk be neg and still have kidney insufficiency. just dx w/lupus.

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
A Verified Doctoranswered
Rheumatology 54 years experience
Yes: It is likely you have lupus nephritis and will need a kidney biopsy. Have you seen a nephrologist yet?
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