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Protein Urine Qn
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
Specimen vol. 24 hr urine was 3000. Protein, urine, qn was "<6" (range<=11 mg) 24 hr urine was "unable to calculate" (range<=149). Dr says all normal. But im confused "unable to calculate" result.
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Total protein, 24 hr
bad results below?
Spec. Vol 24 hr - 3000
protein, urine, qn <=11 mg/dl (mines <6)protein, 24 hr urine -unable to calculate
4 months ago: normal a1c, ana, microalbumin/creatinin
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
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
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