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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

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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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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Myocardial perfusion pet stress test with persantine had caffiene within 24 hours of test ?

Myocardial perfusion pet stress test with persantine had caffiene within 24 hours of test ?

No need to worry: You didn't mention whether the test was positive. Even then caffeine induced heart rate increase should not cause any problems. Hope you don't smoke. ...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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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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Exercise stress test, 24 hour holter monitor, echo doppler test--which is done first?

Exercise stress test, 24 hour holter monitor, echo doppler test--which is done first?

For what?: These tests provide different information and have different indications. Stress tests are to look for evidence to support a diagnosis of symptomatic blocked coronary arteries. Holtor is used to evaluate for dysthymia. Echocardiogram is useful to look at the heart valves and other features. Choosing the right test depends on what symptoms you are having. Discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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How can i compute the 24 hr urine protein and 24 hr urine creatinine? thanks, Doc!

How can i compute the 24 hr urine protein and 24 hr urine creatinine? thanks, Doc!

Need more info : Need more information as to why you want to know. The answer depends on that, and I'm not quite sure if you mean "interpret" rather than "compute." For what reason did you have the test done? Remember, in regards to tests, numbers are just numbers - the context in which they exist is where the importance lies. Please discuss with your physician. ...Read more

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What does a 24 hr calcium urine test consist of?

What does a 24 hr calcium urine test consist of?

All the urine x1 day: A person would be given a large jug, and asked to collect all the urine that gets into their bladder during a 24 hour period, usually from waking up one day to waking up at the same time the next day. Then the lab measures the calcium concentration, multiplies this by the total volume of the urine, and reports a 24 hour calcium excretion rate. About 100 - 300 milligrams is considered normal. ...Read more

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Why is creatinine measured in a 24 hour urine collection?

Why is creatinine measured in a 24 hour urine collection?

Tell kidney function: Single urine specimens can be tested for creatinine. But daily urine output and urinary concentration varies hence a 24 hr urine collection. Normal creatinine output for an adult should be >1gm/24 hours. Also getting blood creatinine provides optimal way to accurately determine creatine clearance which in turn is a most accurate way to measure kidney function. ...Read more

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What is 24 hour urine test ? Is it a collection of urine in 24 hours at home ?

What is 24 hour urine test ? Is it a collection of urine in 24 hours at home ?

Different chemicals: A 24 urine is not a test per se. Many chemicals in urine need to be measured over a period of 24 hours. Common tests are for creatinine, calcium, adrenal hormones, albumin and protein in general. See this site for proper collection of specimen and the tests. http://www.urmc.rochester.edu/encyclopedia/content.aspx?ContentTypeID=92&ContentID=P08955 ...Read more

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Can alcohol affect a 24 hour urine test?

Can alcohol affect a 24 hour urine test?

Test for what?: It depends on what is being tested for. Urine test for etg will be positive. ...Read more

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White particles in urine during cortisol 24 hr culture. Should i worry?

White particles in urine during  cortisol 24 hr  culture. Should i worry?

Unclear question: If you are collecting 24 hour urine for cortisol, you obviosuly are under the care of a doctor and it would be better to address the question to your doctor. White particles may be innocous such as mucus or serious if it is pus. ...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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Will beer show up in a 24 hour urine collection for a cortisol level if drank during collection time?

Alcohol Testing: Yes. Of course. But, there will not be anyone besides you who knows it. There is no alcohol testing as part of a 24 hour urine collection. ...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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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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Why would one need a 24 hour urine protein measurement?

Why would one  need a 24 hour urine protein measurement?

Urine protein: When doctors are trying to determine how much protein a patient is losing in their urine, we often use a 24hour urine collection. If done correctly, this can be very accurate for determining both protein loss and renal function. ...Read more