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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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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?

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 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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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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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

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


Urinalysis (Definition)

It is a routine test on urine which tests for concentration of urine with specific gravity, screening for glucose, protein, blood, nitrites which is a screening test for infection.And microscopic exam for white blood cells ...Read more