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They can't detect copper in my urine after two 24 hour urine tests. What can this indicate. My blood copper is rite on the normal mark and my cerulospasmin is a little low ..I am a 25 year old male.

They can't detect copper in my urine after two 24 hour urine tests. What can this indicate. My blood copper is rite on the normal mark and my cerulospasmin is a little low ..I am a 25 year old male.

Why do you ask?: If you are being screened for wilson's disease, finding no copper in your urine is good news. If none's detectable, the physician needs to call the pathologist in charge of the lab and ask why -- there's a problem. Healthy blood copper actually covers a considerable range (no 'mark'), and ceruloplasmin 'a little low' is only one item in a big picture. ...Read more

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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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How likely do I have wilson's disease if I have a low ceruloplasmin and high copper on 24 hour urine?

Sounds suggestive: Those are some of the hallmarks of wilson's disease but the gold standard remains liver biopsy. The doctor will also examine your eyes for the classic find of a kayser-fleischer ring, a brown ring along the iris. ...Read more

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Can alcohol affect a 24 hour urine test?

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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Cortisol 24 hour urine test, my results were 13.0 ug/tv. What is the normal range?

Cortisol 24 hour urine test, my results were 13.0 ug/tv. What is the normal range?

See below: There is actually a wide range for normal and part of the range shifts with age. Your result is firngt in the middle of normal for your age. ...Read more

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

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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What substances interfere with the results of 24 hour urine tests?

What substances interfere with the results of 24 hour urine tests?

For what?: What is your doctor testing with the 24 hr collection of urine? Creatinine clearance, cortisol, calcium, cathecolamines, protein, cortisol or steroids? Depending upon the answer there are some medications or drugs that may interfere specifically. ...Read more

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Copper (Definition)

This is a reactive metal, one of the basic elements, which is incorporated in a variety of biochemical pathways in the body to catalyze many important functions. It is rarely deficient but too much can lead to liver disease and brain problems ...Read more