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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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Urine protein/creatinine ratio 2225 mg/g what does that mean?

Urine protein/creatinine ratio 2225 mg/g what does that mean?

Needs confirmation : It means you have around 2 gm of protien in the urine which is very abnormal. This needs a confirmation by repeating the test and be sure you don't have other reason to explain it like UTI or blood in the urine. If confirmed, then needs comprehensive work up to determine the reason. Diabetes is very common one but there are multiple systemic and/or kidney diseases that could cuase it ...Read more

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Is a random urine Protein/creatinine ratio of 405mg/g something to be worried about, or no big deal? Is it only mildy elevated or high?

Is a random urine Protein/creatinine ratio of 405mg/g something to be worried about, or no big deal? Is it only mildy elevated or high?

Depends on context.: Lots of things can cause slight to mild proteinuria. In the context of diabetes this can be a sign of significant kidney problems from the diabetes and an early indicator that the kidneys are being damaged. Or... some contamination from menses. Needs to be put into the entire perspective. ...Read more

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What is the formula to calculate urine protein creatinine ratio?

What is the formula to calculate urine protein creatinine ratio?

See below: The protein-to-creatinine ratio is a calculated value. The amount of urine protein and creatinine in a single specimen is measured in the lab. Each value is expressed in milligrams per deciliter. The amount of protein is divided by the amount of creatinine. ...Read more

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What does urine protein creatinine ratio of 23 g/ mol mean? I have been diagnosed with CkD G2A3.

What does urine protein creatinine ratio of 23 g/ mol mean? I have been diagnosed with CkD G2A3.

Mod prot in urine: There are two main components to kidney disease, which predict progression & treatment. One is function or the stage 1-5 with one nl and 5 severe & on or close to dialysis. Stage 2 in G2 is still considered mild & low risk. We next look at a protein called albumin and 23 g/mmol is moderate (>30) severe. In your question, you write CKD G2A3, I can't comment on the G, but 23 g/mmol is A2 — on tx? ...Read more

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Urine protein creatinine ratio results shows in which unit is it mg/dl or mg/gl. Protein is 423 mg/dl. And creatinine is 91 mg/dl. So what is my PCR.

Urine protein creatinine ratio results shows in which unit is it mg/dl or mg/gl. Protein is 423 mg/dl. And creatinine is 91 mg/dl. So what is my PCR.

Significant: The protein/creatinine ratio is 4.6, which roughly corresponds to 4-5 grams of protein per 24 hours. This is clearly abnormal and consistent with the nephrotic syndrome. This requires investigation by Nephrology, likely to include a biopsy of the kidney (a safe and common procedure). ...Read more

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Urine protein randm: 11.7, urine creatinine randm: 304 high (ref 58-161), protein/creatinine ratio: 38.44. What does tht mean? Do I need more test?

Urine protein randm: 11.7, urine creatinine randm: 304 high (ref 58-161), protein/creatinine ratio: 38.44. What does tht mean? Do I need more test?

Proteinuria: You have proteinuria (p) and the first thing is to have a 24-hour urine collection to see the amount of protein in your urine and to assess your kidney function. Have a renal ultrasound to assess kidneys' size
depending on the p, I would send off blood for aso, anca 2, complement C3 and c4, hiv, hepatitis b antibody to see if a cause could be found for the p, if not a kidney biopsy may be needed. ...Read more

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Trace protein in urine on and off for around 10 years. Lastly did a urine protein to creatinine ratio it was 0.13 with normal <0.2 blood cr 0.9bun 15?

Trace protein in urine on and off for around 10 years. Lastly did a urine protein to creatinine ratio it was 0.13 with normal <0.2 blood cr 0.9bun 15?

No concern: What you described is not a cause for concern.
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Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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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?

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.

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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 regard 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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Urine protein to creatinine of 206/1.8 or 2. Do I need ACE or arb inhibitor for protein problem? I'm conerned about side effects.

Urine protein to creatinine of 206/1.8 or 2.  Do I need ACE or arb inhibitor for protein problem?  I'm conerned about side effects.

Forgive my frankness: Even if you have significant proteinuria, nobody here can advise you about medication without a big picture ofyour health. The most common cause of proteinuria is simply standing up -- several percent of people are like this, and a first-voided morning urine without significant proteinuria would confirm this if it's you. Don't treat lab values and demand to understand your workup. ...Read more

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Urine creatinine 24hour is 18.5 (7.1-17.7mmol/d) and my urine protein 24hour is 0.14 (<0.15g/d), I have IgM k monocloncal protein in b2 what is this?

Stop worrying: Reference ranges are where most people fall; there's no reason at all to get upset about a trivially high creatinine on a test that is done only to make a ratio with the albumin, which seems quite normal, thanks. My own guess is that your physician is eager to reassure you, and I'd urge you to accept this. There's much good in your life & future -- keep your eyes there. ...Read more

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Do normal ''standard'' urine dipstick tests measure protein/creatinine ratio? Or do they only calculate protein by mg/dl? Please answer

ONLY PROTEIN : Standard urine dipstick only measures protein by colorimetric method. If urine is postive for protein, exclude false positive, eg fever, uti, exercise postural. If positive, quantify it by measuring both protein and creatinine in the urine. .
1+ corresponds to about 200-500 mg/24 hours, a 2+ to 0.5-1.5 gm/24 hours, a 3+ to 2-5 gm/24 hours, and a 4+ represents 7 gm/24 hours or greater. ...Read more

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Will protein-creatinine ratio be calculated, if urine test only show ''traces'' of protein? Or do they only do it, if it's over 300 mg/l?

No.: Spot urine protein to creatinine ratio must be ordered separately. Trace proteinuria can be significant in some disease conditions such as diabetes, when microalbumin to creatinine ratio should be calculated. ...Read more

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Please answer this question, in a way that is understandable. Are ''protein'' levels in urine tests measured by mg/dl, or protein-creatinine ratio?

Please answer this question, in a way that is understandable. Are ''protein'' levels in urine tests measured by mg/dl, or protein-creatinine ratio?

Both: Urine protein when measured as mg/dl does not take into account the concentration or dilution of urine. A 24-hour urine protein quantity would be the best thing to do. However, urine protein-cratinine ratio corrects for the concentration or dilution of urine and generally obviates the need to collect 24 hour urine. ...Read more

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What does high microalbumin/ creatinine 165.82, high protein/creatinine ratio 0.31. Urine microalbumin 13.1. And total protein25.0 indicate?

Not too high: You have some albumin, an abnormal protein in urine in micro amounts. Even the urine protein/ creatinine ratio is slightly high. This can happen in diabetes, HTN etc. ...Read more

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My lab results show high levels of protein in urine 27 mg, urine creatinine 316.3 mg but levels of protein/creatinine ratio 90 mg. What does it mean?

Ur Protein/Cr ratio: The urine protein to urine creatinine ratio is an estimate of the 24hr urine protein. It is less cumbersome and quick. A urine protein to creatinine ratio of 0.15 or less would be consdered normal. For example urine protein of 30 and urine creatinine of 300 would be an upc of 0.1. ...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 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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My lab results show high levels of protein in urine 27 mg, urine creatinine 316.3 mg but levels of protein/creatinine ration 90 mg. What does it mean?

Protein in urine: The results mean that you probably have a lot of protein in your urine. To determine how much, you need to see a nephrologist and have a 24-hour urine collection to assess the amount of protein in your urine as well as your renal function. Depending on the amount of protein in your urine, you may need to have additional blood tests to see if you have any type of glomeulonephritis or diabetes. ...Read more

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Had lft and my bilirubin is 1.7 and range is 0.2 – 1.1 and in my urine protein traces are found, why is this so?

Had lft and my bilirubin is 1.7 and range is 0.2 – 1.1 and in my urine protein traces are found, why is this so?

Big picture: Several percent of humankind run a bilirubin in this range because of gilbert's non-disease; the bilirubin is almost all indirect. If you've had previous chemical profiles and this has been present; it's probably gilbert's, otherwise you'll get a workup, perhaps some meds you are taking. Trace protein in the urine is generally of no concern. ...Read more

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Urine test results: urine blood 3+, urine protein trace. Are these normal, or should I be concerned? Currently being worked up for low h/h (7.2/27)

Urine test results: urine blood 3+, urine protein trace. Are these normal, or should I be concerned? Currently being worked up for low h/h (7.2/27)

Follow advice: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, 3+ blood in urine and h/h of 7.2/27 are not normal. Make sure to follow your doctor's advice about tests and treatments. ...Read more

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60mg/l urine protein is this normal?(not a 24hr sample) gp say it is? Chest pain + recurrent uti's &fatigue

60mg/l urine protein is this normal?(not a 24hr sample) gp say it is? Chest pain + recurrent uti's &fatigue

Most likely: Normal urine protein is up to 150 mg/24 hours. Usual urine output is around 1-2 liters. At 60 mg/l in you case you will have a total of 120 mg/24 if your urine is 2 liters/day. ...Read more

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Had urine test, some results urine occult blood negative trace Urine protein screen negative, trace mg\dl negative. Is this normal reading with trace?

Had urine test, some results urine occult blood negative trace Urine protein screen negative, trace mg\dl negative. Is this normal reading with trace?

Normal: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is in the best position to do that. Having said that, the results you provided are normal. ...Read more

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Testing for amyloidosis. Two 24-hr urine protein labs both showed protein 6.3mg/dl. 1st test was 140mg/24hrs from volume of 2225ml of pee. 2nd test was 129.2mg/24hrs from 2050ml pee. Both in range, but if peed more would have been over limit. Worry?

Testing for amyloidosis. Two 24-hr urine protein labs both showed protein 6.3mg/dl. 1st test was 140mg/24hrs from volume of 2225ml of pee. 2nd test was 129.2mg/24hrs from 2050ml pee. Both in range, but if peed more would have been over limit. Worry?

No worries please.: The test results take into account the concentration of protein in the urine, not just the amount. If you had consumed more fluids and made more urine, the total amount of protein would be the same even tho there was more urine. Example: if you have a cup of salt water and add more water to it, the water will be less salty but the total amount of salt will stay the same. ...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


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Creatinine (Definition)

Creatinine is a byproduct of creatine phosphate, which is present in muscles. Creatinine levels increase if the ...Read more