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What Do They Look For In Urine Tests
No, unless...: Suboxone normally is not detected on standard tests used by your employer etc. It can be reliably detected, along with its metabolites, on a specialized test. Many of the laboratories are now moving to specifically test for buprenorphine – Suboxone. I wish you luck by the way, if it is prescribed legally, there is no problem of having it in your urine ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
Antibodies: Perhaps it is time to review basic biology. Antibodies are proteins made by the human to try to kill off or fight a foreign bug or virus. Antibodies are not the virus, are not the disease, and cannot cause an infection. Antibody testing is the most common way science has learned to diagnose viral infections. If you cannot accept the generous free medical support here graciously, then perhaps..... ...Read more
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
Has protein in urine after 2 urine tests in 4 months. Dr won't say what it means. Am on various psych meds. I have no symptons. Should I worry?
Had DRE / prostate exam and within 5 to 10 mins later had urinalysis. Test positive for WBC. Can DRE cause WBC in urine in this case?
Reasons for 15 Ketones in urine for past 6 months? Non-fasting urine tests. Not on diet. Not diabetic (blood glucose 95). Chronically ill 10+ yrs.
Few other causes: Uncontrolled diabetes and prolonged fasting = common causes, but hyperthyroidism, pregnancy, fever, inadequate carbohydrate intake such as those doing special diets like Atkins' diet. Excessive exercise and dehydration may show some ketone on urine. Some drugs may also do this. Since you said you are chronically ill for 10+ years...you may want to consult doc for evaluation. Good luck! ...Read more
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