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48 Hour Urine Collection Test
I'd repeat: DO the test again, there's no reason to spend any time worrying about an improperly done test. Follow instructions and good wishes. ...Read more
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
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
Three urine collection tests -normal. Why do I suddenly last few days have to pee so much No fever etc just keep running to potty. 54 years old?
Overactive bladder?: The two main causes of urinary frequency or urgency in women are urinary tract infection (UTI) and overactive bladder (OAB), i.e. increaed muscle tone or spasm of the bladder. Three negative urinalyses means you have no UTI, so OAB is the best bet, and you're at typical age for it. See your doctor -- you could start with your regular gyn or other PCP, or seek out a urologist. Good luck! ...Read more
Should I avoid having sex or masturbating while completing a 24hr urine test? Will those bodily fluids show up in urine collection?
I have a small adrenal nodule. My basic metabolic blood test was fine. Yay. Does that mean my cortisol 24hr urine collection will be to?
Here are some...: A small adrenal nodule seemed found incidentally and usually non-functioning benign adenoma, which deserves a wait, watch, & see by repeating another imaging study - US or CT - in 6-12 months with a timely clinical follow-up afterward, as long as metabolic tests are ok and BP is easily under control with adequate general well-being. Of course, if still in doubt, ask your doctor who ordered test ...Read more
Im26 male and I got urinary microalbumin is 95, got my test done 2 days ago, now doctor want to test my urine 24hr collection, im worried for kidney?
? abnormally high: Normal levels of microalbumin in urine are 30-300 microrams/litre. 95mcgm % (i.e. In 100 ml urine) would be high. U may have orthostatic albuminuria which meaning kidneys leak a little Albumin when you are up & about & active & is not abnormal. Your dr. Is correct advising 24hr collection. Presence of >300mg (notmcgm) Albumin in 24hr collection would be abnormal & could indicate kidney damage. ...Read more
I have severe weak legs and dizziness when I stand, its getting worse now lasting 5 to 10 minutes, been to the er. They found no cause. Had cushings urine collection test it came out normal. I'm scared?
Dizziness& weakness: Both effexor (venlafaxine) (antidepressant)& lamictal (anti seizure) cause dizziness, unsteady gait& weakness. Effexor (venlafaxine) you should take with food. Lying, sitting & standing dizziness is with effexor (venlafaxine).Ntg also lowers bp. Discuss with your doc to change meds. If persists then brain mri, spinaltap, nerve conduction study, adrenal test& see a neurologist. Thanks. ...Read more
Lab supplies this: The laboratory will supply the collection bottle required for that test. Do not use any other container. ...Read more
Kidney issues.: There can be a small amount of protein (<30mg) seen on a 24 hr urine specimen, but anything above that could indicate kidney disease. Generally the greater amount of protein, the more serious the disorder. A nephrologist can help diagnose kidney problems based on the urine findings, other lab tests, your history and exam. Sometimes a kidney biopsy is necessary for diagnosis. Best of luck. ...Read more
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
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
I'm using a 24 hour orange urine collection jug. Do I need to put it in refrigerator? They didn't say to do, just double checking. Thanks!
How important is it to have a clean catch in a 24 hour creatinine collection? The lab didn't give me any instructions for how to collect the urine.
Doc order a Cortisol free 24 hour urine collection and a metaneprine Fractionated. Are those two separate reports?
Will beer show up in a 24 hour urine collection for a cortisol level if drank during collection time?
Can I take Florinef (fludrocortisone) during a 24 hour urine sodium collection or do I need to stop it during that time?
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
Will drinking alcohol the day before you do a 24 hour urine collection for cortisol and creatinine alter the results?
No: In moderation this should not be a problem. ...Read more
What could cause normal serum 4.5 and extremely high 24 hour urine collection of 1260? Also hypoglycemia, periodic hypokalemic, now t3 (liothyronine).
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?
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
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
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
What could be the problems with foaming urine in the morning hours. Particularly after raise from bed? What test should I do?
Normal: This is seen frequently and is in no way a disease or medical condition requiring testing or other intervention. ...Read more
Don't know what cat: Is as a drug. However, if you are using amphetamine like drugs, opiates, marijuana, benzodiazepines, pcp, Cocaine or other commonly abused drugs for which testing is usually done, then there is nothing you can do at this point. I would be more worried about having a drug problem than in being caught. What you can do is get help and be honest with yourself. If you try to beat test, they will find it. ...Read more
What should be done to avoid having poteins in the urine after 24hr urine collection, does medicines render the amount back to normal to below 30mg?
Proteinuria: Proteinuria (p) is a sign of kidney disease, not a diagnosis. P may be caused by a disease of the kidneys called glomerulonephritis (g) and other times it may caused by diabetic kidney disease. Go and see a nephrologist to have some blood tests ordered to see if the cause of your p can be found and then treated. If your p is due to diabetes, medicines such as ace-inhibitors an arb's can lower p. ...Read more
How long does it take suboxone to show up in your urine? If taken hour before a test, will it show up? 40 year old male, 160 pounds and 6'5. Thanks!
Depends: Unfortunately, this answer depends on a lot of factors (eg, individual metabolism or exactly what test was ordered). An hour before is too close to call. .. Could go either way. ...Read more