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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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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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My lab result for the microalbumin urine, random was very high at 79 when this time last year it was only 6?

My lab result for the microalbumin urine, random was very high at 79 when this time last year it was only 6?

Kidney disease: This is an early sign of kidney disease and needs further evaluation by your doctor. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my test says hba1c 11.76 and spot urine microalbumin 76. blood sugar pp 335. what does it mean?

What do you suggest if my test says hba1c 11.76 and spot urine microalbumin 76. blood sugar pp 335. what does it mean?

Poor control!: Hi. Those numbers mean you're in really poor control and the diabetes (and probably blood pressure) may have already done some early kidney damage. Get your diabetes (and blood pressure and lipids) in tight control to prevent or delay REALLY BAD outcomes! It's the best time in history for treating diabetes! Don't lose the opportunity to save eyes, kidneys, feet, heart, etc. And see an eye doctor! ...Read more

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Microalbumin numbers and type 2 diabetes type 2 diabetes diagnosed 1 1/2 years ago. I did a 24 hour test and my microalbumin 24 tv results came back 2, 390, (extremely high), but my urine microalbumin/24hr came back at 12.0. My doctor sent me the test r

Microalbumin numbers and type 2 diabetes type 2 diabetes diagnosed 1 1/2 years ago.  I did a 24 hour test and my microalbumin 24 tv results came back 2, 390, (extremely high), but my urine microalbumin/24hr came back at 12.0.  My doctor sent me the test r

These : These two results sound at first hearing very different. The last 24 hour result is normal. Keep in mind that the spot (random) urine is evaluated as a ratio urine microalbumin to as miligrams of Albumin per gram of creatinine or micrograms Albumin per milligrams of creatinine. A spot determination is as good as the 24 hour collection, in general, so we do not recommend doing 24 hour collections. They are a nuisance. After less than 2 years of diabetes you would not be expected to have diabetic kidney disease. There may be a lab issue problem. Normal 24 hour urine Albumin is less than 30 milligrams. Was that first collection expressed as 2390 milligrams or micrograms? If micrograms, that value is not high. See a nephrologist if there is a question. And get a simple urinalysis to check out other aspects of your urine. ...Read more

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My father is 55 year old . His blood test result of hba1c is 7.6%. And urine microalbumin level 85 mg/l . Is it normal? ? If not so how to control it.

My father is 55 year old . His blood test result of hba1c is 7.6%. And urine microalbumin level 85 mg/l . Is it normal? ? If not so how to control it.

High HbA1c : Your father has two problems. One is poorly controlled diabetes and the other is proteinuria. (p). P has ominous implications. Patients with significant p have an increased incidence of renal failure, stroke and cardiac disease. Have a nephrologist collect his urine to see how much protein is in it/day. He will need to be on ace-i or arb's to lower it. Have his glucose controlled so his hb1ac. ...Read more

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Can the urine microalbumin test technically ever be LOW? Isn't a value of anything less than 30 (including 0) technically considered to be normal?

Can the urine microalbumin test technically ever be LOW? Isn't a value of anything less than 30 (including 0) technically considered to be normal?

Microalbuminemia: You are correct. Many tests do not have a lower level of values that are below normal, either because of the limits of detection, or because their presence is itself abnormal, and microalbumin in theurine is among these. ...Read more

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I scared, my gfraa is 41.95 and my gfrnaa is 34.61. My creat is 1.5 and a/g is 1.64, urine microalbumin cratininie ratioalbumin 39mg creatine 300<30 ?

I scared, my gfraa is 41.95 and my gfrnaa is 34.61. My creat is 1.5 and a/g is 1.64, urine microalbumin cratininie ratioalbumin 39mg creatine 300<30 ?

I'm worried too: You're a female, I don't know if you're elderly, but this does suggest some diminished renal function. If your urinalysis is abnormal, I'd be more concerned. You're likely to be tested in a few weeks off medications, and if your labs are still abnormal, to be referred to a nephrologist. ...Read more

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