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Protein, urine, qn <=11 mg/dl (my result <6) why does it say <6 instead of actual number?

Protein, urine, qn <=11 mg/dl (my result <6) why does it say <6 instead of actual number?

Lab technique: Sometimes laboratories have cutoff values for determining the concentration of a particular substance. Anything below that value will be considered negative or insignificant. ...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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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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What causes protein in the urine?

What causes protein in the urine?

A lot of causes: In young people protein in the urine is usually due to heavy exercise or could be due to standing too long but it usually is minimal. The most common pathological cause of protein in the urine is diabetes followed by hypertension. Other causes are usually "glomerulonephritis" which are a group of diseases affecting the functional units of the kidneys. If you have protein in the urine call ur doc. ...Read more

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How do I get protein out of my urine?

Check in with PCP: Protein in the urine is not normal. Please make sure you get a thorough check up from your primary care doctor, if you have not seen one in a while. Make sure your blood pressure is normal, check for diabetes, and also rule our other kidney disease. ...Read more

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What does +1 protein in your urine equal?

1+ protein: 1+ protein is the equivalent of 200-500 mg/24 hours. The usual system quantifies protein as 0, trace, and then 1+ to 4+. So there is a source of protein in the urine and the meaning of this needs to be looked at with any other lab abnormalities, signs/symptoms, clinical context. ...Read more

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How could I have gotten protein in my urine?

How could I have gotten protein in my urine?

Many causes: Protein loss is not normal. It is an indication that the membranes in your kidney is leaky. It is usually a result of inflammation and chronic changes to the kidney tissue. See a kidney doctor to run some more tests and see if things can be done to decrease protein loss. The higher the protein in the urine, the faster your kidneys will progress to complete failure. ...Read more

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What happens if urine contains hugh protein?

Proteinuria: Losing large amounts of protein in the urine is usually a sign of kidney disease and certain blood diseases like myeloma and should be evaluated by a kidney specialist(nephrololgist). ...Read more

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Recently bloody and protein in my urine, why?

Recently bloody and protein in my urine, why?

? Glomerulonephritis: Resence of both protein & blood inin urine suggest a medical, non surgical kidney problem such as glomerulonephritis. This is best managed by a nephrologist.. This would better be treated sooner rather than later. Good luck. ...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