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Random sample: urine protein 31mg/l urine albumin 5.00mg/l urine creatinine 3.894mmol/l urine albumin creatinine:ratio 1.3mg/mmol is this normal?

Random sample: urine protein 31mg/l urine albumin 5.00mg/l urine creatinine 3.894mmol/l urine albumin creatinine:ratio 1.3mg/mmol is this normal?

Is this a test?: Slight variation in the reports from different laboratories does exist. So, please refer to the attached normal range for interpretation. I'm sure there is such information for you to reconcile. If any doubt, talk and confirm with the attending doctor. Best ... ...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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Low rbc, high urea nitrogenBUN, high urine osmolality,high urine creatinine random,high UA sodium random,ab. urine epithelial cell,k etones,ur.mucus ?

Low rbc, high urea nitrogenBUN, high urine osmolality,high urine creatinine random,high UA sodium random,ab. urine epithelial cell,k etones,ur.mucus ?

Dehydrated: 39 F from Indy of unknown ethnicity medical or drugs notes low rbc high bun and high urine Na creat. ANS: sounds like anemia and dehydration or renal disease. The latter is often due to eating too much salt and HTN and choosing the wrong grandparents. Your Dr knows you best so ask them. ...Read more

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Dealing with Blood in Urine (Checklist)

Rule out infection as a cause with a urinalysis or culture
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Ask your doctor to review your medications to identify cause
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Rule out kidney stones with your doctor
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If male, schedule a prostate exam
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Protine in urine?

Protine in urine?

Discuss with MD: You need to discuss further workup with your physician. Protein in urine can be caused by several things but the main causes are hypertension and diabetes. ...Read more

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Urine results showed 100 mg/dL Protein in urine, Moderate Blood, Total Protein/Creatinine Ratio, Urine 319.7, Red Blood Cells, Urine 4-10, SEC many.

Urine results showed 100 mg/dL Protein in urine, Moderate Blood, Total Protein/Creatinine Ratio, Urine 319.7, Red Blood Cells, Urine 4-10, SEC many.

Sounds like you: had a urine test for infection? Results look like you may have a mild UTI, though some of the numbers do not match up with the test acronym. Make sure you drink plenty of water and take antibiotics given with food. If you have pain on urination, the healthcare provider can give you some medicine to numb that area up for a couple of days. ...Read more

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Blood in urine?

Blood in urine?

Get evaluated: You should definitely seek a medical opinion if you have seen blood in your urine. This could indicate infection , stone, or tumor in the renal system ( kidney, ureter, and bladder.) please, , contact your doctor and express your concerns. ...Read more

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Blood in urine?

Blood in urine?

Blood in urine: Multiple things cause blood in urine. Most common is a urinary tract infection. However anything affecting the kidneys (stones, inflammation, glomerulonephritis) or the bladder (cysts, cancer, trauma) can cause blood in the urine. Also things affecting the penis (irritation, inflammation, infection, trauma) can cause blood. Should see your doctor. ...Read more

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Urobilinogen Qualitative Urine 2.0mg/dL, Leukocytes Esterase Urine 75 WBC/uL, WBC Urine 11-25/HPF, RBC Urine 2-5/HPF. What does all this mean?

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Urobilinogen Qualitative Urine 2.0mg/dL, Leukocytes Esterase Urine 75 WBC/uL, WBC Urine 11-25/HPF, RBC Urine 2-5/HPF. What does all this mean?

UTI: It looks like a urinary tract infection, to me. And, by the looks of the WBCs, it may be moving towards a kidney infection. You should see your doctor to be evaluated. Get well soon! ...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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Blood protein and leukocytes in urine?

Blood protein and leukocytes in urine?

Possible infection: Leukocytes can mean infection; protein in the urine is not normal - see your internist for a urinalysis, culture and full evaluation. ...Read more

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Nonhemolyzed blood in urine?

Nonhemolyzed blood in urine?

Red blood cells.: This is the same as red blood cells in urine. This should be confirmed by a microscopic look at the urine. Could be coming from anywhere from the kidney ureters or bladder. ...Read more

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What regulates urine osmolarity?

What regulates urine osmolarity?

It is NOT regulated: Urine is composed of everything you DON'T need to stay healthy. It's determined by everything else, and is itself not regulated at all. Drink more water and eat less salt -- your urine will be dilute. Drink less water, sweat out your body water stores on a hot day, eat a lot of salt -- your urine will be concentrated. ...Read more

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Could panic attacks cause excess levels of catecholamines in urine tests?

Could panic attacks cause excess levels of catecholamines in urine tests?

Temporary, maybe: 24 hour urine tests for catecholamines are checking for epinephrine, norepinephrine, & other compounds that can be produced by catecholamine-secreting tumors called pheochromocytomas. Panic attacks alone might temporarily raise these levels, but not in sustained fashion like one of these tumors can. When present, pheochromocytomas can cause anxiety and panic attacks and raise urine catecholamines. ...Read more

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Obstructed urine flow and blood in urine?

Cystitis: Urinary tract infections (utis), cause inflammation and pain in the bladder and urethra which can lead to blood in the urine and small (dribbling) frequent voidings. Urinary tract stones, usually arising from the kidneys will sometimes mimick a uti. It's best to see your physician to have a urine culture done. Post coital voiding will help reduce the frequency of utis. ...Read more

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Urine analysis - detected (trace) ketones and bilirubin (detected trace) means what?

Urine analysis - detected (trace) ketones and bilirubin (detected trace) means what?

Nothing: Especially if you're hungry, you can have +1 ketones and it's normal. You say you have cirrhosis and it is no surprise if you've got a bit of extra conjugated bilirubin in your blood spilling into your urine. I hope the cirrhosis can be addressed; if it's hepatitis C, perhaps you can get a cure with today's meds; if alcohol, perhaps abstinence can reverse it. Be strong & stay proactive. ...Read more

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Slight foamy urine.spot urine test-protein 5mg/dl,creatinine 37mg/dl,albumin 2 mg/litre.Is it normal or proteinuria ?

Proteinuria: We generally calculate the urine protein to creatinine ratio and as long as the ratio is below 300 mg/g it is considered not significant (yours is only 135mg/g) so your proteinuria is not significant. But the Albumin level you mentioned, is it serum (blood) Albumin level? If yes, it is very low and unlikely! Please verify your Albumin level and it's source (blood or urine) . ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: 24hr urine catecholamines?

What is the definition or description of: 24hr urine catecholamines?

See below: A 24 hr urine catecholamine test is done to help diagnose and susequently resect a tumor in the adrenal glands called a pheochromocytoma which results in BP elevation to very high levels periodically. It measures the amount of the hormones epinephrine, norepinephrine, metanephrine, and Dopamine in the urine. ...Read more

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Who would need a urine catecholamine fractionation?

Who would   need a urine catecholamine fractionation?

Possible tumor: Urine catecholamines are separated into dopamine, epinephrine, norepinephrine, vma, and dopa, among others. Each of these metabolites are differently expressed by certain tumors, often in the adrenal gland, or sometimes in other sites. This gives a guide to where to test further, or what else may be giving rise to the symptoms (often high blood pressure, heart beat abnormalities, etc). ...Read more

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24 hour urine catecholamine for a pheo- if a person does not have an episode during the 24 hours would it still show elevated levels. If so how?

24 hour urine catecholamine for a pheo-  if a person does not have an episode during the 24 hours would it still show elevated levels. If so how?

Usually, yes: A pheo usually secretes catecholamines continuously, so it is not usually necessary to time the collection. These catecholamines yield a lot of breakdown products (eg. metanephrines). However, in some circumstances, if there is a very high suspicion for pheo and the initial tests are negative, and the attacks are sporadic, a urine collection timed with the episode is reasonable. ...Read more

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Why would a doctor order a 24 hour urine for catecholamines test?

Why would a doctor order a 24 hour urine for catecholamines test?

To check high levels: Elevated catecholamines in the urine can be associated with hypertension, kidney problems or some excess secretion of catecholamines from other body tissues and creat hypertension and flushing. ...Read more

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Had 24 hour urine for catecholamines and 5 HIAA. Results were elevated epinephrine levels. What could that mean? My symptoms include episodes or rapid/forceful heartbeat, tingling in hands...

Had 24 hour urine for catecholamines and 5 HIAA. Results were elevated epinephrine levels. What could that mean? My symptoms include episodes or rapid/forceful heartbeat, tingling in hands...

Further testing: The 24 hr urine is a screening test, and if abnormal, may require more detailed blood testing, or even referral to an endocrinologist. This raises the question of a possible adrenal gland abnormality, but epinephrine levels may be elevated just in response to stress. ...Read more

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What if the results are negative in the 24 hour catecholamine urine test? 

What if the results are negative in the 24 hour catecholamine urine test? 

R/O adrenal tumor: Catecholamines are typically produced by functioing adrenal tumors causing elevated blood pressure and rapid pulse. This can be ruled out with a normal 24 hour test. ...Read more

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Should i redo 24 hrs urine test for catecholamines  metanephrine if i had a cigarette or just give it to lab?

Should i redo 24 hrs urine test for catecholamines  metanephrine if i had a cigarette or just give it to lab?

See below: Urine collection for metnephrines requires a lot of precautions. It would be better to redo. See the website given below for details about precautions or this test. http://labtestsonline.org/understanding/analytes/urine-metanephrine/tab/sample. ...Read more

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Could panic attacks cause excess levels of catecholamines in urine tests?

Temporary, maybe: 24 hour urine tests for catecholamines are checking for epinephrine, norepinephrine, & other compounds that can be produced by catecholamine-secreting tumors called pheochromocytomas. Panic attacks alone might temporarily raise these levels, but not in sustained fashion like one of these tumors can. When present, pheochromocytomas can cause anxiety and panic attacks and raise urine catecholamines. ...Read more

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What is the reason for checking catecholamine levels in the urine?

What is the reason for checking catecholamine levels in the urine?

Pheo: Anyone found to have hypertension that isn't classic, or to have other symptoms of pheochromocytoma (or in a youngster, neuroblastoma) will get one or more catecholamine checks. ...Read more

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Why do I have to refrain from tobacco for catecholamines  and metanephrine urine test?

Why do I have to refrain from tobacco for catecholamines  and metanephrine urine test?

Nicotine...: Tobacco contains nicotine. Nicotine gives the body its kick because it stimulates the adrenal glands to produce adrenaline. Adrenaline, or epinephrine, is a catecholamine. If you use tobacco, the test may return as a false positive. ...Read more

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What are the other causes of elevated catecholamines in a 24 hour urine test if it is not a pheochromocytoma?

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What are the other causes of elevated catecholamines in a 24 hour urine test if it is not a pheochromocytoma?

How High?: There are many causes of elevated catechols in a 24 hour urine sample. Depending on the test used medications can interfere with catechol levels, including things as simple as acetaminophen & certain beta blocker medications. If only mildly elevated something as simple as stress can elev the labs. There is a cond called a paraganglioma. The cond's make diff catechols, the breakdown is helpful. ...Read more

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What is the purpose of catecholamines tests?

What is the purpose of catecholamines tests?

Extra production?: The most common reason why the test is ordered is to see if your body is making too much catecholamines. If the test is positive, you might need an imaging study (ct scan, mibg, mri...) to see whether or not a tumor (adrenal) is doing this. ...Read more

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Can methylphenidate causehigh lvls catecholamines fractionated blod test?+mking result undifferentiat so hyperadrnrgcpots cannot be diagnosis b/c of med use?

Can methylphenidate causehigh lvls catecholamines fractionated blod test?+mking result undifferentiat so hyperadrnrgcpots cannot be diagnosis b/c of med use?

Ritalin (methylphenidate) and POTS: Methylphenidate shows up as methampetamine in a blood test. To DX hyperadrenergic postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (pots) would be a clinical issue not primarily based on a blood test. I can see trying methylphenidate for the chronic fatigue aspects of pots, but the best treatment is often regular aerobic exercise. ...Read more

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What type of specialist do I need to consult who could help me find ways to keep catecholamines as low as possible when waking up?

Strange question: I'm not sure what you are experiencing that makes you think your catecholamine levels are high when you wake up. What are your symptoms? What other medical conditions and medications do you take? An endocrinologist deals with adrenal problems, but it sounds like you need to see your primary doctor first to help decide what the problem is and who to see. ...Read more

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I have POTS syndrome& my baseline catecholamine levels are quite abnormally low & did't respond to the catecholamine injection. Normal with POTS?

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I have POTS syndrome& my baseline catecholamine levels are quite abnormally low & did't respond to the catecholamine injection. Normal with POTS?

Depends: The good news is most people with POTS due well over time. The frustrating part is that it is possibly more than one disorder with similar symptoms. The diagnosis is relatively straightforward & usually done with a tilt table test. What exactly you are referring to as a catecholamine injection could be a variety of things & are rarely done. Confirm diagnosis & see someone specializing in this! ...Read more

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Had catecholamine Injection test . My dopamine & catecholamine levels were negative 30 & negative 60. What does that mean if normsl range start at 0?

Cateholamine test. : Hmm. Not sure what test you had. Was it a Regitine (phentolamine) Test? Done to test for Pheochromocytoma. Urine tests rule it out if your BP was high when tested. ...Read more