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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 long does alcohol stay in your you're urine when being tested by chromatography?

How long does alcohol stay in your you're urine when being tested by chromatography?

Alcoholism: Not one of the 50, 000 physicians here on health tap is interested in helping your prolong a situation where you are trying to beat an alcohol monitoring program. We believe in the solution of recovery; we believe in the health that comes in the fellowship of working with other alcoholics. Sobriety is not only possible it can be life saving. ...Read more

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Can having hep c cause the level of alcohol in your urine to be higher than normal?

Can having hep c cause the level of alcohol in your urine to be higher than normal?

Not generally: However, if hepatitis C is in its later stages where it is causing significant damage to the liver's ability to metabolize alcohol, alcohol levels may remain higher than they usually would be. But in most people, it will not make much of a difference. Very little alcohol is excreted in urine, particularly in experienced drinkers. What is now measured are metabolites like ethyl glucuronide (Et-G) ...Read more

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What is the difference between your blood alcohol level and urine alcohol level?

What is the difference between your blood alcohol level and urine alcohol level?

Different sources: Blood alcohol level is measured from your blood, urine alcohol level is from a urine test. ...Read more

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I had a urine test and it said I had a level of 2000, nitrates. Indicating alcohol use. What does this mean. It said that my level should be at 50?

I had a urine test and it said I had a level of 2000, nitrates. Indicating alcohol use. What does this mean. It said that my level should be at 50?

2000/50: KMack, I have no idea what your doctor is telling you - it is not making any sense. What was the reason you saw this doctor?
Two options:
1: Go back to the doctor and have him explain to you what is happening.
2: Make an appointment to see a different doctor.

Please keep me posted - I have never experienced what your reported. ...Read more

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Can hypoglycemia make me test positive for alcohol urine test? Probation said I tested positive for alcohol. I have not drank! The morning of the test, I had a seizure. Also, I'm hypoglycemic so I drank orange juice and ate a honey bun. I was having troubl

Most: Most urine monitoring tests for alcohol are based upon detection of ethylglucuronide (etg), which reportedly reveals alcohol use up to three-and-a-half days from the time of the urine collection. It is used to monitor alcohol consumption in individuals who are legally prohibited from drinking alcohol by the justice system or restricted from drinking by their employers. However the test is controversial in that it may in fact, be too sensitive and led some to question the accuracy of the etg test with concern over the possibility of false positives

often individuals ingest alcohol innocently, this is called incidental alcohol exposure, from foods (including desserts) cooked with or containing alcoholic beverages, foods containing significant amounts of vanilla extract, wine vinegar, soy sauce, mouthwashes containing alcohol, over the counter medications including cough syrup, prescription drugs containing ethanol (caplets, elixirs, etc), “alcohol-free” beer and wine, skin exposure to ethanol where vapor can be inhaled, hand sanitizers containing high concentrations of ethanol, deodorant sprays, cosmetics, insecticides

substance abuse and mental health services administration's recommendation is: "currently, the use of an etg test in determining abstinence lacks sufficient proven specificity for use as primary or sole evidence that an individual prohibited from drinking, in a criminal justice or a regulatory compliance context, has truly been drinking. Legal or disciplinary action based solely on a positive etg. .. Is inappropriate and scientifically unsupportable at this time. These tests should currently be considered as potential valuable clinical tools, but their use in forensic settings is premature."

given that fermentation of orange juice or use of vanilla in the honey BUN may have contributed to the test result, I suspect that you will have grounds to question the validity of the test results. ...Read more

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How to keep creatinine levels above 20 mg/dl? I do not use drugs but need a drug urine test 3 times a week. The level of creatinine must be over 20 mg/dl. I changed nothing in my diet and recently had a level of 14.1 and was told I diluted. I am worrie

How to keep creatinine levels above 20 mg/dl? I do not use drugs but need a drug urine test 3 times a week. The level of creatinine must be over 20 mg/dl. I changed nothing in my diet and recently had a level of 14.1 and was told I diluted. I am worrie

The: The most common reason for low creatinine is that you drink a lot of fluids. It is not abnormal to have low creatinine, it's just that the people doing the lab test want the urine concentrated enough that it can pick up trace amounts of the drugs they are testing for. Dilute urine= less of drug in urine sample. Some people have a medical condition that makes them unable to concentrate their urine (low levels of adh (vasopressin), (vasopressin) anti-diuretic hormone) release from the pituitary gland.
If you don't have this condition, then on test days avoid liquids (sips ok, glasses not ok) until after the urine test. Best results would be to avoid liquids 4 hours before test. If creatinine is still low, you might want to see an endocrinologist to evaluate for low adh (vasopressin). If the doctor can validate this, then your employer can't legally hassle you about your low creatinine. ...Read more

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Can high creatinine levels cause urine foam?

See details: Foamy urine usually indicates elevated protein in the urine more than an elevated creatinine. ...Read more

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What is a normal urine creatinine level?

No such thing: We don't publish a reference range as people would worry. The more muscle mass you have, the more creatinine you put out daily. The level in turn is also a function of how much water you drink -- whether the urine is concentrated or dilute. And there's no illness for which increased or decreased production is a marker. If you do find a published range, ignore it. ...Read more

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Is a urine creatinine level of 2.04 mmol/L worrysome?

Is a urine creatinine level of 2.04 mmol/L worrysome?

No: Creatinine in the urine is measured only to compare with other substances -- it's an estimate of whether your urine is concentrated or dilute. You may have drunk an extra glass of water. ...Read more

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What does hiigh levels of creatinine in my urine mean?

What does hiigh levels of creatinine in my urine mean?

Not much: Urine creatinine is concentrated with dehydration, but is always higher than blood creatinine except in severe kidney desease. The urine creatinine is much higher than blood in a normal state. The importance of urine creatinine is in the calculation of creatinine clearance and fractional excretions. This requires interpretation by your physician. ...Read more

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What else leads to low creatinine levels in the urine?

Factors: Low creatinine levels in the urine can be seen in states like reduced kidney function (low gfr), advanced age, malnourished states, low muscle mass, liver failure, etc. ...Read more

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For what reasons might creatinine levels be high in the urine?

Urine creatinine: Our corresondent is talking about urine creatinine. This may be high because the urine is concentrated (i.e., the person drank little water) or the person is well-muscled. It's not a cause of concern. ...Read more

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What are the causes of creatinine levels to be high in the urine?

No cause for concern: Usually it means you are well-muscled or just big. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean when a 67 years old male has 218 ummol/l level of creatinine in urine?

Nothing: This test can not be used without a serum creatinine value, urine volume and hours of collection also help.

By itself it means only that creatinine is present in the urine. ...Read more

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My aunt who lives in canada has a creatinine level of 151 and eGFR 33. And for the past two weeks has been passing blood with her urine.?

My aunt who lives in canada has a creatinine level of 151 and eGFR 33. And for the past two weeks has been passing blood with her urine.?

Low GFR: That is a very high creatinine level (not good) and a low GFR (not good either) + blood in the urine (not good). She needs to see a doctor (nephrologist if possible) to determine why this is happening (which could be many possibilities). Kidneys can be damaged very quickly for a variety of reasons, so hopefully your aunt will not delay getting a diagnosis! ...Read more

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What can cause sudden higher levels of creatinine in urine 133. normal to doubling in less than 3 months. No protien or particles in urine. Not sick.

What can cause sudden higher levels of creatinine in urine 133. normal to doubling in less than 3 months. No protien or particles in urine. Not sick.

Ignore this: Creatinine excretion varies with body muscle mass which changes little from month to month, but the concentration is inversely proportional to how much water you happened to drink that day. It's given so that other values can be calculated relative to it. ...Read more

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Why might I have a gfr reading of 78 and no albumin in my urine and normal creatinine levels in my urine? So it's unable to calculate an ACR.

Why might I have a gfr reading of 78 and no albumin in my urine and normal creatinine levels in my urine? So it's unable to calculate an ACR.

High levels, not low: Levels, of albumin may be a marker for kidney problems. Your GFR is well within normal range. No albumin was detected in your urine. Urine ACR is the ratio between the concentration of albumin and creatinine in the urine. Since your urine albumin concentration is "zero", the ratio can't be calculated mathematically. The results of your tests are consistent with healthy kidneys. Dr. Anne. ...Read more

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High creatinine level in 24h urine but normal in blood work. What can that be from pls.

Here are 2 causes: Here are two possibilities:
1. You collected more than 24 hours' urine. This would most likely happen if you collected the first morning urine on both the starting and finishing day.
2. You have a large muscle mass. Creatinine is a muscle breakdown product, and people with large muscle mass excrete more creatinine in urine as a result. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned about urine creatinine levels over 165 mg/dl and high protein levels?

Should I be concerned about urine creatinine levels over 165 mg/dl and high protein levels?

Depends: It depends how high the protein levels are when they were checked. High urine protein levels are often a marker of kidney disease. High blood protein levels can be seen in multiple myeloma. This is concerning, and I would ask your physician for additional information. ...Read more

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My urine creatinine was 20 when 4 months ago it was 73, my BUN level was 7. What could be causing this?

This means nothing: Urine creatinine varies with your hydration. You excrete a certain amount daily depending mostly on your muscle mass. Drink twice as much water, and you cut your creatinine in half. It's worth measuring only as a standard against which to compare other elements measured in your urine. A "low BUN" means nothing. You're not a kidney patient. I'm sorry no one explained this to you. ...Read more

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I am having serious problems passing urine drug screens. My creatinine levels are constantly too low and the test is considered diluted. The highest level I have ever had is 86. All passing tests have normally and consistently been between 20 & 30. But I

See answer: The following links will provide you with some further insights regarding drug testing and "over-diluted" urine specimens: http://www. Norchemlab. Com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/Creatinine.pdf

http://www. Verificationsinc. Com/newsletter/04272007/negativedilute. Html I hope this helps. ...Read more

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If the creatinine level is normal, what could be other reasons why urine bubbles when urinating?

If the creatinine level is normal, what could be other reasons why urine bubbles when urinating?

Protein: It could be perfectly normal, but excess levels of protein being lost in the urine, which may be a kidney problem itself or signs of another condition could cause excess bubbles in the urine. ...Read more

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What affects microalbumin/creatinine level in urine: wine, sugar, etc.?

Does not add up: Creatinine is normally present in urine, microalbumin indicated glomerular leakage, sugar/glucose in urine mostly occurs in diabetes and wine is not present in the urine.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
Get HPV vaccine, if you are under 27 years of age. ...Read more

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Creatinine level is 3.9, leukocytes 3-5, erthrocytes 10-12 protein ++ in urine. Could it be my medications?

Creatinine level is 3.9, leukocytes 3-5, erthrocytes 10-12 protein ++ in urine. Could it be my medications?

High creatinine: You should see a nephrologist to get answer to your question. Some medicines, of the advil (ibuprofen) class, can cause acute renal failure, which reverses once you stop taking them. Due to the presence of protein and blood in your urine, you need a 24 hour urine collection for creatinine clearance and protein. You also need some blood work to see if you have diseases that can cause proteinuria, diabetes? ...Read more

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Creatinine (Definition)

Creatinine is a byproduct of creatine phosphate, which is present in muscles. Creatinine levels increase if the ...Read more