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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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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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What does the 24-hour urine test check for?

What does the 24-hour urine test check for?

Depends: on what your physician orders but in general, 24 hr urine collection is done to assess 1) filtering function of the kidneys (i.e. creatinine clearance), 2) presence/severity of proteinuria, or 3) as part of kidney stone work-up. ...Read more

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What will cause my normetanesphrines and total metanesphrines to be elevated of my 24 hour urine test?

Pheochromocytoma: Urinary metanephrines are analyzed as a screening test for pheochromocytoma, a tumor of the adrenal gland that causes hypertension, often episodically. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/pmc2640466/. ...Read more

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For a 24 hour urine test, is one supposed to collect ALL the urine in those 24 hours or just a little bit every time we go?

See below: On day one, go pee in the bathroom at 8am. After that collect all the urine in the container provided to you. On the second day pee in the container at 8 am. And that way you will collect 24 hour urine. Collect all the urine during the 24 hour period as described above. ...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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Cortisol 24 hour urine test, my results were 13.0 ug/tv. What is the normal range?

Cortisol 24 hour urine test, my results were 13.0 ug/tv. What is the normal range?

See below: There is actually a wide range for normal and part of the range shifts with age. Your result is firngt in the middle of normal for your age. ...Read more

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I have preeclamsia my 24 hour urine test showed my protien number is 1815. How severe is this?

I have preeclamsia my 24 hour urine test showed my protien number is 1815. How severe is this?

Serious: Pre-eclampsia is a very serious problem in pregnancy. Protein in your urine is only one facet of the problem. Delivery of the infant at a certain point in the pregnancy of viability can help to resolve the problem, but sometimes patient's seize post delivery if untreated. ...Read more

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What is carcinoid syndrome? Can a 24 hour urine test diagnosis it?

What is carcinoid syndrome? Can a 24 hour urine test diagnosis it?

It is well known med: A well known medical condition, it is caused by carcinoid tumors, mostly found in the abdomen. It consists of repeated flushing of the skin which can turn you into red beet like skin especially on your face. Most people also have frequent diarrhea along with the episodes of flushing. These are slow growing tumors and can go on for many years. ...Read more

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