A member 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 answered

Specializes in Endocrinology

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.

Answered Oct 13, 2020

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