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Why would one need a 24 hour urine protein measurement?

Why would one need a 24 hour urine protein measurement?

Urine protein: When doctors are trying to determine how much protein a patient is losing in their urine, we often use a 24hour urine collection. If done correctly, this can be very accurate for determining both protein loss and renal function. ...Read more

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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What is the formula to calculate urine protein creatinine ratio?

What is the formula to calculate urine protein creatinine ratio?

See below: The protein-to-creatinine ratio is a calculated value. The amount of urine protein and creatinine in a single specimen is measured in the lab. Each value is expressed in milligrams per deciliter. The amount of protein is divided by the amount of creatinine. ...Read more

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Urinalysis with microscopic exam says urine protein 30mg/dl and urine biliruban positive. Says"comment:result confirmed" nxt to bili. No blood no dehy?

Urinalysis with microscopic exam says urine protein 30mg/dl and urine biliruban positive. Says"comment:result confirmed" nxt to bili. No blood no dehy?

Need clarification: We need a lot more information on the type of protein, on the cell count, Cass, and other substance seen in the urine. You need to have the urine repeated, best first thing in the morning when your hydration allows a concentrated urine. You also need some blood testing to clarify and possibly further analysis. Your physician may have to send you to a nephrologist. ...Read more

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My daughter is 12, she had a 24 hour urine sample tested and it showed her proteins to be 195, should be 150, what does this mean?, is this bad?

My daughter is 12, she had a 24 hour urine sample tested and it showed her proteins to be 195, should be 150, what does this mean?, is this bad?

See below: It depends on her activity during the time that the urine was collected. Vigorous activity increases the protein excreted in urine. That is a very modest increase in the amount of protein in urine. If a blood test of kidney function (serum creatinine) is normal, and she is otherwise normal, I would suggest doing nothing except repeating the test in 6 months. ...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

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Can you tell me about the 24 hour urine collection for protein?

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

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Protein in 24 hour urine is 490 mg per day what does it indicate?

Protein in 24 hour urine is 490 mg per day what does it indicate?

Protein in the urine: It can be a indication of early kidney disease. Glomerulonephritis, kidney disease from diabetics are the common culprits. Please see your doctor for further investigation. ...Read more

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What is a clean catch of urine and how important is it in a 24 hour urine exam for protein?

Two different things: Clean midstream catch is a term used for obtaining urine that is after the stream has started. It's usually a one time catch, or serial one time catches. The 24 hour urine sample requires you to collect all urine and 24 hours. That's used to determine how much of a substance has been peed out over 24 hours, and dividing it by the milligrams that was collected from what was ingested. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Urine collection: 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

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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?

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

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24-hour urine kappa light chain 2.18 mg/dl, lambda can't be quantified, < 0.4 mg/dl. What does it mean, how do I calculate ratio/ rule out LCDD? Thx

This could be MGUS: MGUS is a monoclonal antibody of uncertain significance. This may mean it will never be cancer but sometimes it can be related to cancer. Your physician can have you see a hematologist. Maybe you have seen one already. ...Read more

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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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I have 21 days child. At 7th day of ceasure 24 hour urine protine level was high.608mg/dl. During pragnancy I was takng thyronorm 50mcg. I hav now highbp?

I have 21 days child. At 7th day of ceasure 24 hour urine protine level was high.608mg/dl. During pragnancy I was takng thyronorm 50mcg. I hav now highbp?

See below: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including examination and possibly labs and other tests, can your doctor correctly diagnose you and treat you effectively. ...Read more

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How to deal with positive urine protein?

Find cause.: Can't really deal with it unless you know cause. Can't figure this one out at home. See your doc. ...Read more

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What does urine protein creatinine ratio of 23 g/ mol mean? I have been diagnosed with CkD G2A3.

What does urine protein creatinine ratio of 23 g/ mol mean? I have been diagnosed with CkD G2A3.

Mod prot in urine: There are two main components to kidney disease, which predict progression & treatment. One is function or the stage 1-5 with one nl and 5 severe & on or close to dialysis. Stage 2 in G2 is still considered mild & low risk. We next look at a protein called albumin and 23 g/mmol is moderate (>30) severe. In your question, you write CKD G2A3, I can't comment on the G, but 23 g/mmol is A2 - on tx? ...Read more

Protein (Definition)

Proteins are large molecules made up of a smaller class of molecules called amino acids. Proteins play an enormous role in the function of our bodies including enzymes, messengers, replicating dna, ...Read more