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Doctor insights on: 24 Hour Urine Collection In Pregnancy

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I have 21 days child. At 7th day of ceasure 24 hour urine protine level was high.608mg/dl. During pragnancy I was takng thyronorm 50mcg. I hav now highbp?

I have 21 days child. At 7th day of ceasure 24 hour urine protine level was high.608mg/dl. During pragnancy I was takng thyronorm 50mcg. I hav now highbp?

See below: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including examination and possibly labs and other tests, can your doctor correctly diagnose you and treat you effectively. ...Read more

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


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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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What could cause normal serum 4.5 and extremely high 24 hour urine collection of 1260? Also hypoglycemia, periodic hypokalemic, now t3 (liothyronine).

What could cause normal serum 4.5 and extremely high 24 hour urine collection of 1260? Also hypoglycemia, periodic hypokalemic, now t3 (liothyronine).

If you mean: POTASSIUM LEVELS you sound like you are being evaluated for an INSULINOMA. .. (High Insulin level leads to hypokalemia, hypoglycemia MORE INFORMATION PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!


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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

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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

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I'm scared. Been peeing much for years. I daily take excedrin. Took 24 hour urine collection. Doesn't hurt when pee. I prolly have kidney disease right?

I'm scared. Been peeing much for years. I daily take excedrin. Took 24 hour urine collection. Doesn't 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

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What is 24 hour urine test? Is it a collection of urine in 24 hours at home?

What is 24 hour urine test? Is it a collection of urine in 24 hours at home?

Different chemicals: A 24 urine is not a test per se. Many chemicals in urine need to be measured over a period of 24 hours. Common tests are for creatinine, calcium, adrenal hormones, albumin and protein in general. See this site for proper collection of specimen and the tests.

http://www. Urmc. Rochester. Edu/encyclopedia/content. Aspx? ContentTypeID=92&ContentID=P08955 ...Read more

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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 wouldn't probably matter. You should probably find out before messing up the test. ...Read more

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I have a creatineof 1111.0 in a 24 hour urine. What does this mean?

I have a creatineof 1111.0 in a 24 hour urine. What does this mean?

Good question: The creatinine is used to assess the quality of the collection. Based on your weight, body composition, and being a female you should have a certain amount of creatinine in your collection. If the amount in the specimen is above or below this amount, then it helps the physician to determine the collection was really 24hrs worth. ...Read more

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Why would one need a 24 hour urine protein measurement?

Why would one need a 24 hour urine protein measurement?

Urine protein: When doctors are trying to determine how much protein a patient is losing in their urine, we often use a 24hour urine collection. If done correctly, this can be very accurate for determining both protein loss and renal function. ...Read more

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Can I use citric acid as a preservative for 24-hour urine?

Can I use citric acid as a preservative for 24-hour urine?

Depends: What will the urine be tested for? Different tests require different preservatives. It would be prudent to ask your doctor. Consult the site below for a complete listing.

http://mayomedicallaboratories. Com/it-mmlfiles/Urine_Preservatives10.pdf ...Read more

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What does it cost for a 24 hour urine cortisol test in india?

What does it cost for a 24 hour urine cortisol test in india?

Ask the lab: Hi. If your doc ordered a 24-hr urine cortisol, you should be able to get the price from the lab running the assay. On HealthTap, we're US physicians, and don't know lab prices in India. Good luck! ...Read more

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What is carcinoid syndrome? Can a 24 hour urine test diagnosis it?

What is carcinoid syndrome? Can a 24 hour urine test diagnosis it?

It is well known med: A well known medical condition, it is caused by carcinoid tumors, mostly found in the abdomen. It consists of repeated flushing of the skin which can turn you into red beet like skin especially on your face. Most people also have frequent diarrhea along with the episodes of flushing. These are slow growing tumors and can go on for many years. ...Read more

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I have preeclamsia my 24 hour urine test showed my protien number is 1815. How severe is this?

Serious: Pre-eclampsia is a very serious problem in pregnancy. Protein in your urine is only one facet of the problem. Delivery of the infant at a certain point in the pregnancy of viability can help to resolve the problem, but sometimes patient's seize post delivery if untreated. ...Read more

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Kappa Lambda ratio u 1.92 (L) Free kappa LT chains ur 32.10 (H) Free Lambda LT chains ur 16.70 (H) 24 hour urine What does this mean?

Kappa Lambda ratio u 1.92 (L) Free kappa LT chains ur 32.10 (H) Free Lambda LT chains ur 16.70 (H) 24 hour urine What does this mean?

Nothing: In isolation, these mean nothing at all. If only one of the chains is being excreted, I'd worry about plasma cell myeloma. If you're leaking protein in your urine because of your diabetes, this is more concerning than light chain ratios. ...Read more

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If a dr asked me to collect a 24 hour urine sample can I do that on my own in a jar or jug or do I need to go in to an office and get the cups - is it all my iron or just a portion from each time?

If a dr asked me to collect a 24 hour urine sample can I do that on my own in a jar or jug or do I need to go in to an office and get the cups - is it all my iron or just a portion from each time?

Get the container: Most 24 hr urine collection is in a very specific container. Pick it up. Empty your bladder in the toilet when you start the collection (say 7am) and then collect every bit of urine for 24 hours including the next day at 7 am. ...Read more

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Why would a doctor order a 24 hour urine for catecholamines test?

Why would a doctor order a 24 hour urine for catecholamines test?

To check high levels: Elevated catecholamines in the urine can be associated with hypertension, kidney problems or some excess secretion of catecholamines from other body tissues and creat hypertension and flushing. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: 24 hour urine creatine?

Diagnostic test: A 24-hour urine collection is a simple diagnostic procedure that measures the components of urine. The test is noninvasive (the skin is not pierced), and is used to assess kidney (renal) function. Specifically the amount of creatinine excreted is measured to get an estimate of the glomerular filtration rate (gfr). ...Read more

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Can alcohol affect a 24 hour urine test?

Test for what?: It depends on what is being tested for. Urine test for etg will be positive. ...Read more

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What does the 24-hour urine test check for?

What does the 24-hour urine test check for?

Depends: On what your physician orders but in general, 24 hr urine collection is done to assess 1) filtering function of the kidneys (i.e. creatinine clearance), 2) presence/severity of proteinuria, or 3) as part of kidney stone work-up. ...Read more

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Protein in 24 hour urine is 490 mg per day what does it indicate?

Protein in 24 hour urine is 490 mg per day what does it indicate?

Protein in the urine: It can be a indication of early kidney disease. Glomerulonephritis, kidney disease from diabetics are the common culprits. Please see your doctor for further investigation. ...Read more

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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more