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24 Hour Urine Copper Test
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
How likely do I have wilson's disease if I have a low ceruloplasmin and high copper on 24 hour urine?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I accidently drank half a cup cofee before starting the 24 hour urine cortisol test. Is it a big mistake?Should i wait for another day to do the 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
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
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
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