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Total protein, 24 hr urine is this good or bad? (protein, urine, qn <=11 mg/dl -my result <6) protein, 24 hr urine -unable to calculate. A1c, kidney panel, ua, lipid normal

Total protein, 24 hr urine
is this good or bad? 
(protein, urine, qn <=11 mg/dl -my result <6)
protein, 24 hr urine -unable to calculate. A1c, kidney panel, ua, lipid normal

Urine results: Your urine shows that you have virtually no protein in your urine, which is a good thing. Patients with proteinuria have an increased rate of kidney failure, heart attacks and strokes which is related to the amount of protein in the urine both in diabetic and non-diabetic patients. What was the reason for the urine collection? ...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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Could vaginal discharge contaminate a 24 hr urine test to give 0.42g of protein? Creatine tests normal.

Could vaginal discharge contaminate a 24 hr urine test to give 0.42g of protein? Creatine tests normal.

Not significantly: Most OB's order 24 hour urine in pregnant hypertensivie patients and almost all pregnant patients have leukorrhea (pregnancy discharge). It is primarily mucous and not loaded with protein. While it might contribute a small amount , it still wouldn't matter because the cutoffs we use for preeclampsia are all based on pregnant women with similar discharge. ...Read more

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Is 3822.00 mmol/l normal 24- hour urine creatinine? Is 200.1ug/24h normal cortisol level for 24 hour urine test?

Is 3822.00 mmol/l normal 24- hour urine creatinine? Is 200.1ug/24h normal cortisol level for 24 hour urine test?

See below: Normal urine creatinine (24-hour sample) values range from 7-21 mmol/day (males) and 5-16 mmol/day (females). Results depend greatly on your age and amount of lean body mass. Normal urine 'free' cortisol (24-hour sample) is usually less than 50 ug (=mcg). ...Read more

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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

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

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While testing for clues to fatigue and night sweats, 2 tests showed high ammonia levels 91 & 44 . Hepatitis test neg. Why isnt body disposing ammonia?

While testing for clues to fatigue and night sweats, 2 tests showed high ammonia levels  91 & 44 . Hepatitis test neg. Why isnt body disposing ammonia?

Not a reliable test: Blood ammonia is rarely of much use. Unless you have a failing liver, there is no good reason to do this test. So if your liver functions like the bilirubin level are normal, you can ignore the ammonia levels. ...Read more

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Urine chemstrip, culture, microscopic all normal except 100 mg protein. Renal panel/urine normal 3 mos. ago. Can kidneys develop problems that fast?

Urine chemstrip, culture, microscopic all normal except 100 mg protein. Renal panel/urine normal 3 mos. ago. Can kidneys develop problems that fast?

Mild proteinuria: This is an isolated lab result that means very little unless correlated with your clinical findings and other lab studies. Call your doctor and discuss this. But yes, kidney problems have the potential for rapid development, of course depending upon what the issues are. ...Read more

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Need suggestions sporadic cloudy urine r/s kidney pain blood protein 8.1, urine protein 10mg, ESR 29mm all other blood and urine tests normal. Fu 1wk?

Need suggestions sporadic cloudy urine r/s kidney pain blood protein 8.1, urine protein 10mg, ESR 29mm all other blood and urine tests normal. Fu 1wk?

Rule out Stones: Normal urine test makes stone less likely. But would ultrasound your kidneys to rule out right side kidney stone. Cloudy urine is probably occurs on the days when you take dairy (milk, ice cream, shake, cheese) and vegetable-rich diet. The significance is that you may form phosphate stone this way. Cut dairy some to avoid kidney stone disease. ...Read more

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Would cancer be eliminated after having vma , hva urine and u24 hva, u24ma, all 5-hiaa tests and creatinine also total volume and col length?

Would cancer be eliminated after having vma , hva urine and u24 hva, u24ma, all 5-hiaa tests and creatinine also total volume and col length?

No: There is no blood or urine test that can eliminate the possibility of cancer. From the tests you describe, it appears that you are being evaluated to see if you have a tumor making Adrenalin or serotonin. Most of these tumors are benign, but many are not. You can't tell the difference by lab tests. If a tumor is found you will likely need to have it removed. ...Read more

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I recently had a urine and blood test. Results show egfr @ 53, creatinine @ 1.35 and protein urine @ 123.7. Does this mean renal failure?

I recently had a urine and blood test. Results show egfr @ 53, creatinine @ 1.35 and protein urine @ 123.7. Does this mean renal failure?

Renal failure?: You do not have renal failure. What you have is chronic kidney disease. To find what what your actual GFR is, you need to have a 24 hour urine for creatinine clearance and protein, as well as another lab test to get the creatinine at the time of your urine collection. You will also need a renal ultrasound. See a nephrologist for the best treatment of your chronic kidney disease and proteinuria. ...Read more

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Expected high cortisol results since bipolar, told 3/13 saliva test (1.94 mcg/dl, 11pm) unreliable. 6/13 labs = 8am blood 5.9, dexameth. Supp. (1mg) 0.8, 24 hr free urine 7.1. Why low now if bipolar?

Expected high cortisol results since  bipolar, told 3/13 saliva test (1.94 mcg/dl, 11pm) unreliable. 6/13 labs = 8am blood 5.9, dexameth. Supp. (1mg) 0.8, 24 hr free urine 7.1. Why low now if bipolar?

No clear relation: There is no clear relationship known between bipolar disorder and cortisol levels. While a number of studies have shown a correlation between cortisol levels and mood disorders these studies are not always conclusive and not always replicated. ...Read more

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My metanephrine free urine was 51, blood test was 63, normetanephrine free urine 181, blood test 150- total urine 232, blood test 213. Normal?

My metanephrine free urine was 51, blood test was 63, normetanephrine free urine 181, blood test 150- total urine 232, blood test 213. Normal?

Sounds normal if....: the upper limits for blood metanephrine and normetanephrine are 0.50nm/l and 0.90nm/l. Urinary levels are, respectively: Total 24 hr. metanephrine =1.3mg for urine; and total plasma ME+NME is less than 205pg/ml. It sound as though you're within the normal ranges, but depending on the units of measure, which vary from lab to lab and med ctr to med ctr., you may not. Meet w/ your endocrinologist. ...Read more

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I had a 24 hour urine done and the protein levels were 5000. I'm pregnant. Is that normal?

I had a 24 hour urine done and the protein levels were 5000. I'm pregnant. Is that normal?

Not normal : That is a very abnormal result. Hopefully you have discussed this with your doctor already. Your doctor knows you and how far along you are so that doctor will be able to guide you. If you are in early pregnancy this is a sign of kidney damage. If you are late in pregnancy this may be a serious complication called preeclampsia. Please clarify with your doctor today. ...Read more

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Is this a normal result: sodium 24 hr urine 129, volume sodium, 24 hr 1175, sodium urine 110 thanks?

Is this a normal result: sodium 24 hr urine 129, volume sodium, 24 hr 1175, sodium urine 110  thanks?

Yes: Thetest is often used to determine your hydration status and your kidney's ability to conserve or remove sodium from the urine. Normal values are generally 40 to 220 milliequivalents per liter per day (meq/l/day), depending on how much fluid and salt you consume. ...Read more

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Urine results showed 100 mg/dL Protein in urine, Moderate Blood, Total Protein/Creatinine Ratio, Urine 319.7, Red Blood Cells, Urine 4-10, SEC many.

Urine results showed 100 mg/dL Protein in urine, Moderate Blood, Total Protein/Creatinine Ratio, Urine 319.7, Red Blood Cells, Urine 4-10, SEC many.

Sounds like you: had a urine test for infection? Results look like you may have a mild UTI, though some of the numbers do not match up with the test acronym. Make sure you drink plenty of water and take antibiotics given with food. If you have pain on urination, the healthcare provider can give you some medicine to numb that area up for a couple of days. ...Read more

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Have GTT test. Blood glucose normal. O hour and 1 hour urine glucose negative but 2 hour urine glucose is trace. False positive or renal glycosuria?

Have GTT test. Blood glucose normal. O hour and 1 hour urine glucose negative but 2 hour urine glucose is trace. False positive or renal glycosuria?

Urine glucose: If your GTT is OK and the 2 hour urine only a trace high, I don't think you have anything to worry about. That said, be careful with your food and drink intake. ...Read more

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Morning blood test show sodium normal, pm blood tests sodium low 130. No excessive drinking & urine volume low until early am bladder is full. Ideas?

Morning blood test show sodium normal, pm blood tests sodium low 130. No excessive drinking & urine volume low until early am bladder is full. Ideas?

Probably normal: Officially normal sodium (Na) is 135-145 mEq/L. "Low 130s" implies your might be something like 131-134, right? Exact Na level varies pretty widely over the course of the day, and this amount of variation probably is entirely normal. If you have no other evidence of heart, kidney, or liver disease, this probably is nothing to worry about. If you do have such problems, discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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Doc order a Cortisol free 24 hour urine collection and a metaneprine Fractionated. Are those two separate reports?

Doc order a Cortisol free 24 hour urine collection and a metaneprine Fractionated. Are those two separate reports?

Yes: These are two separate tests. One is measuring the amount of cortisol in the urine over 24 hours period and the other is measuring the level of metanephrines in the urine. You will get two different reports. Hope this helps. ...Read more