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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?

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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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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What will cause my normetanesphrines and total metanesphrines to be elevated of my 24 hour urine test?

Pheochromocytoma: Urinary metanephrines are analyzed as a screening test for pheochromocytoma, a tumor of the adrenal gland that causes hypertension, often episodically. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/pmc2640466/. ...Read more

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For a 24 hour urine test, is one supposed to collect ALL the urine in those 24 hours or just a little bit every time we go?

See below: On day one, go pee in the bathroom at 8am. After that collect all the urine in the container provided to you. On the second day pee in the container at 8 am. And that way you will collect 24 hour urine. Collect all the urine during the 24 hour period as described above. ...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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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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Will over the counter medicine like uricalm affect the results of a 24-hour urine cortisol test?

Will over the counter medicine like uricalm affect the results of a 24-hour urine cortisol test?

Here are some ...: Uricalm is cleverly branded to deceit the public on its soothing effect of phenazopyridine; of course, it is less expensive than from prescription. Its possibility to affect 24-hr urine cortisol test is not well studied. So, to be realistic & practical, you may discontinue Uricalm for 3-5 days for cortisol test since it's to ease urinary irritation. Furthermore, checking with the lab would yield.. ...Read more

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What are the other causes of elevated catecholamines in a 24 hour urine test if it is not a pheochromocytoma?

What are the other causes of elevated catecholamines in a 24 hour urine test if it is not a pheochromocytoma?

How High?: There are many causes of elevated catechols in a 24 hour urine sample. Depending on the test used medications can interfere with catechol levels, including things as simple as acetaminophen & certain beta blocker medications. If only mildly elevated something as simple as stress can elev the labs. There is a cond called a paraganglioma. The cond's make diff catechols, the breakdown is helpful. ...Read more

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After a 24 hour urine test, testing for preeclamsia my protein level was 621. How serious is this? What this tell you about my state of preeclamsia?

After a 24 hour urine test, testing for preeclamsia my protein level was 621. How serious is this? What this tell you about my state of preeclamsia?

Preeclampsia: The cut-off for protein in urine in pregnancy is 300 mg; 621 mg is a little elevated, but still below one gram, which is 1000 mg, for example. In severe cases several grams of protein can be spilled in urine. To gauge the severity of the preeclampsia or to determine if there is toxemia of pregnancy, other factors are important like blood pressure, liver enzymes, number of platelets. ...Read more

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