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Norfolk, VA
A 26-year-old female asked:

I took a protein/creatinine test and creatinine urine value-19.8 and protein total- <4.0. but protein to creatinine ratio was undisclosed my urine was to diluted. so does drinking water dilute protein in urine even if you have it.will it show up ?

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Dr. Clarence Grim
Endocrinology 58 years experience
UProtein/creatinine : Water dilutes everything in urine so the ratio does not change. That is the ratio value is the same. That is the reason to measure both rather than just protein.
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