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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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Foam and bubbles in urine and frequent urination. Negative urine test for protein.?

Foam and bubbles in urine and frequent urination. Negative urine test for protein.?

?fistula: Usually, air in the urine, either as sputtering or foam and bubbles, indicates a connection between the bladder and an air containing viscus, like the colon or small bowel - a fistula. This would also lead to chronic urinary tract infection. See your doctor for a thorough history, exam, and urinalysis. Good luck. ...Read more

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Test strip showed positive for Ketones and Leukocytes when testing my urine..why?

Test strip showed positive for Ketones and Leukocytes when testing my urine..why?

Ketone in urine: Ketones in urine indicate either inadequate calories, or excess alcohol without eating, or diabetes out of control. Leukocytes in urine indicate infection or inflammation. What is relevantto you?? ...Read more

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Which test is more telling for kidney issues in pregnancy: blood work or urine test for protein?

Which test is more telling for kidney issues in pregnancy: blood work or urine test for protein?

Both: Toxemia of pregnancy may be revealed by protein in the urine along with other signs and symptoms such as elevated blood pressure, significant edema, blurred vision, abdominal pain. Blood work assists in the diagnosis and prognosis. ...Read more

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Urine test protein 2+ for the past 2 visits. Blood test creatinine etc kidney function is ok. What causes protein in urine?

Urine test protein 2+ for the past 2 visits. Blood test creatinine etc kidney function is ok. What causes protein in urine?

Several causes: Your physician would do well to rule out orthostatic protenuria, the most common cause and utterly harmless. It's ruled out, then begin a workup. There are a host of causes. ...Read more

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Can positive RBC in the urine produce positive Protein as well in urine analysis report ?

Can positive RBC in the urine produce positive Protein as well in urine analysis report ?

Hematuria: RBC in the urine could be either from the kidneys or the bladder(cystitis). Endothelial damage in the kidney can result in both hematuria and proteinuria. Protein content should be quanitifed to better understand its pathology,(Nephriti/Nephrotic). RBC's in the urine can accompany protein in the urine if the kidneys are injured. Protein will not be detected as a direct result of RBC in the urine ...Read more

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Blood test. Pos for nitrates in urine?

Blood test. Pos for nitrates in  urine?

Not sure: Positive nitrites in the urine is indicative of a urinary tract infection. I am not sure what blood test has to do with it, though. ...Read more

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Can blood in the urine cause a false positive for protein in the urine?

Can blood in the urine cause a false positive for protein in the urine?

Yes: Because the hemoglobin in red blood cells is a protein, if there is blood in the urine it can test positive for protein. You would need to have your urine retested when there is no blood in it to make sure about the protein. ...Read more

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What if 24 hours urine protein test result is ordered in pregnancy?

What if 24 hours urine protein test result is ordered in pregnancy?

??Toxemia: Increased protein in urine is one of the indications of toxemia of pregnancy. Some times it is impotent to get a better idea of the amount of protein being lost in the urine, especially in patients with kidney disease. Just because a test is ordered does not mean that the person has any disease. ...Read more

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Consulting for protein trace in urine. ?

Consulting for protein trace in urine. ?

What level?: It depends on much protein is in your urine - it is normal to have transient or small amounts. High amount of proteinuria can manifest as froth or "bubbles" in the urine. Also a 24 hr collection of >3.5 g per 24 hours needs an evaluation. ...Read more

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Can u use blood instead of urine in a normal urine home pregancy test?

Can u use blood instead of urine in a normal urine home pregancy test?

No: Home pregnancy tests kits are designed for testing urine only. Use first morning urine and do the test 4-5 days after a missed period. ...Read more

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Could lidocaine test positive for cocaine in a urine test?

Could lidocaine test positive for cocaine in a urine test?

No: Neither on screening tests or confirmatory tests. They are totally different chemicals that are unrelated, and tests do not confuse the two. ...Read more

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Protein In Urine (Definition)

Protein is an expensive commodity for the body. The kidneys are entrusted to return protein back to the body during filtering, and not lose it to the urine. Losses > 150mg/day are indicative of a problem with the filtration mechanism of the kidney. A nephrologist should be consulted ...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