Top
20
Doctor insights on: 24 Hour Urine Collection

Share
1

1
Must I use an acid washed jug for my 24-hour urine collection? 

Must I use an acid washed jug for my 24-hour urine collection? 

Lab supplies this: The laboratory will supply the collection bottle required for that test. Do not use any other container. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer

Urine (Definition)

Urine is the product of the kidneys, which is produced to eliminate the waste products of metabolism, manage body fluid balance, &maintain acid-base balance. The blood is first filtered by the kidneys, and the composition of the resulting fluid is then altered depending on the body's needs. It is composed of mostly water, and breakdown products from blood cells impart ...Read more


2

2
Can you tell me about the 24 hour urine collection for protein?

Can you tell me about the 24 hour urine collection for protein?

What about it?: 24 hour urine collection for protein is one test for renal disease. To accurately collect the specimen, go pee in the bathroom at a given time in the morning, say 8 am. Then all day pee in the jug given to you and the following morning pee in the jug at 8 am whether you feel like peeing or not. That would ensure accurate 24 hour specimen. ...Read more

3

3
Dealing with Blood in Urine (Checklist)

Rule out infection as a cause with a urinalysis or culture
once
Ask your doctor to review your medications to identify cause
once
Rule out kidney stones with your doctor
once
If male, schedule a prostate exam
once
4

4
My daughter is 38 weeks pregnant and they did lab work today n told her to do a 24 hour urine collection. Why is that? Her blood pressure was high and that was reason for blood work

My daughter is 38 weeks pregnant and they did lab work today n told her to do a 24 hour urine collection. Why is that? Her blood pressure was high and that was reason for blood work

Urine protein: The 24 hour urine was to check for the amount of protein that the kidneys put into the urine in a 24 hour period. It is part of the lab work for the high blood pressure she is having. In addition to the bp, there is blood work and urine testing to determine the seriousness of the elevated bp's. The concern is pre-eclampsia, which is a serious health risk of pregnancy. ...Read more

5

5
Why is creatinine measured in a 24 hour urine collection?

Why is creatinine measured in a 24 hour urine collection?

Tell kidney function: Single urine specimens can be tested for creatinine. But daily urine output and urinary concentration varies hence a 24 hr urine collection. Normal creatinine output for an adult should be >1gm/24 hours. Also getting blood creatinine provides optimal way to accurately determine creatine clearance which in turn is a most accurate way to measure kidney function. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
7

7
I have high levels of protein in urine from 24 hour urine collection. I have been referred to nephrologist. What can you expect on an initial visit?

I have high levels of protein in urine from 24 hour urine collection.  I have been referred to nephrologist.  What can you expect on an initial visit?

Nephrologist visit: You can expect to give your medical history and have a physical examination done by the nephrologist. You will be asked to collect a 24 hour urine collection for creatinine clearance and protein, to see at level your kidneys work and to quantify the amount of protein in your urine/24 hours. A renal ultrasound will be ordered. Depending on the urine results, more blood tests may be ordered. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
8

8
Why is creatinine measured in a 24 hour urine collection?

Tell kidney function: Single urine specimens can be tested for creatinine. But daily urine output and urinary concentration varies hence a 24 hr urine collection. Normal creatinine output for an adult should be >1gm/24 hours. Also getting blood creatinine provides optimal way to accurately determine creatine clearance which in turn is a most accurate way to measure kidney function. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
9

9
Must I use an acid washed jug for my 24-hour urine collection? 

Lab supplies this: The laboratory will supply the collection bottle required for that test. Do not use any other container. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
10

10
Can you tell me about the 24 hour urine collection for protein?

What about it?: 24 hour urine collection for protein is one test for renal disease. To accurately collect the specimen, go pee in the bathroom at a given time in the morning, say 8 am. Then all day pee in the jug given to you and the following morning pee in the jug at 8 am whether you feel like peeing or not. That would ensure accurate 24 hour specimen. ...Read more

11

11
Doc order a Cortisol free 24 hour urine collection and a metaneprine Fractionated. Are those two separate reports?

Doc order a Cortisol free 24 hour urine collection and a metaneprine Fractionated. Are those two separate reports?

Yes: These are two separate tests. One is measuring the amount of cortisol in the urine over 24 hours period and the other is measuring the level of metanephrines in the urine. You will get two different reports. Hope this helps. ...Read more

12

12
Will beer show up in a 24 hour urine collection for a cortisol level if drank during collection time?

Will beer show up in a 24 hour urine collection for a cortisol level if drank during collection time?

Alcohol Testing: Yes. Of course. But, there will not be anyone besides you who knows it. There is no alcohol testing as part of a 24 hour urine collection. ...Read more

13

13
If doing a 24 hour urine collection for calcium what is normal levels of calcium peed out in 24 hr period? I peed 1600 ml

If doing a 24 hour urine collection for calcium what is normal levels of calcium peed out in 24 hr period? I peed 1600 ml

Here are some ...: 24-hour urine test for calcium is just a reference, not the sole deciding factor to accuse how urinary stone occur in an individual. So, discuss lab result & ask Qs with treating Doc so to deduce clinical significance of test reports & recommend reasonable care. Besides possible specific advice, daily urine output >2500 cc and lower oral intake of salt, dairy products, & red meat by >50% is decent ...Read more

16

16
My pcp did urinalysis for frequent urination then ordered a 24 hour urine collection..Is this likely due 2 too much protein he found in my urine?

My pcp did urinalysis for frequent urination then ordered a 24 hour urine collection..Is this likely due 2 too much protein he found in my urine?

Urine collection: The presence of proteinuria (p) is usually found on a urine analysis. To quantify how much p you have, a 24 hour urine collection is done. At the same time, your renal function also be assessed. If you have significant p, blood work will be ordered to see if a diagnosis of the cause of your p can be found. The causes of proteinuria are varied, with the most common one being diabetes. Good luck. ...Read more

17

17
I have high levels of protein in urine from 24 hour urine collection. I have been referred to nephrologist. What can you expect on an initial visit?

Nephrologist visit: You can expect to give your medical history and have a physical examination done by the nephrologist. You will be asked to collect a 24 hour urine collection for creatinine clearance and protein, to see at level your kidneys work and to quantify the amount of protein in your urine/24 hours. A renal ultrasound will be ordered. Depending on the urine results, more blood tests may be ordered. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
18

18
Im scared. Been peeing much for years. I daily take excedrin. Took 24 hour urine collection. Doesnt hurt when pee. I prolly have kidney disease right?

Im scared. Been peeing much for years. I daily take excedrin. Took 24 hour urine collection. Doesnt hurt when pee. I prolly have kidney disease right?

Not sure: It's not clear what is happening but why are you taking excedrin daily? This is Aspirin with caffeine and could cause other issues for you. See what your 24 hour urine collection shows you may or may not have kidney disease. Caffeine can act like a diuretic and make you urinate more as well. ...Read more

19

19
My daughter is 38 weeks pregnant and they did lab work today n told her to do a 24 hour urine collection. Why is that? Her blood pressure was high and that was reason for blood work

Urine protein: The 24 hour urine was to check for the amount of protein that the kidneys put into the urine in a 24 hour period. It is part of the lab work for the high blood pressure she is having. In addition to the bp, there is blood work and urine testing to determine the seriousness of the elevated bp's. The concern is pre-eclampsia, which is a serious health risk of pregnancy. ...Read more

20

20
Can I take Florinef (fludrocortisone) during a 24 hour urine sodium collection or do I need to stop it during that time?

Can I take Florinef (fludrocortisone) during a 24 hour urine sodium collection or do I need to stop it during that time?

Depends.: it WILL affect the amount of sodium excreted. Most often urinary creatinine and/or protein is being examined and NOT the sodium content, in which case it wouldnt probably matter. You should probably find out before messing up the test. ...Read more