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Xanthoproteic Test For Proteins
I had a upep test done and all the result says is protein quantitive 22.1 mg/dl What does this mean?
Proteinuria: My interpretation of that result would to consider that amount of proteinuria as very mild and doesn't suggest significant kidney damage. However we don't see the breakdown of the types of protein (qualitative) in your report. Your ordering physician, who knows all your findings, is best qualified to answer your question. ...Read more
I had hemoturia for a month and its not clear why when I had taken all possible test's but I was wondering if protein has to do any with it, or diet?
Kidney and Bladder:
Hematuria is bleeding in urine.
Two things to ponder / look for 1. Is is isolated meaning is it only blood in urine or 2. Is it also accompanied by protein (proteinura).
It is seldom related to diet or protein in diet unless you are eating lot of beets or foods that can color body secretions
there are many causes of heamturia. I would start with an appt with pcp ...Read more
Tests for clotting: People whose blood tends to clot excessively can have deep vein thrombosis (clots in veins in the legs or abdomen) or pulmonary emboli (clots that travel to the lungs). A deficiency of protein c or protein s, among other things, can cause excess clotting. Tests for protein c or s are used to diagnose levels of these proteins in the blood. ...Read more
Why is it up?: CRP is a test that measures inflammation. It can be used to follow infection, inflammatory arthritis, and if a high sensitivity CRP is used to assess cardiovascular risk. If it shows increase risk to the heart the level is mildly elevated and diet, exercise, management of cholesterol will help. If there is igh inflammation the underlying cause needs to be found and treated. ...Read more
Context needed: Normal values for 24 hour urine protein are less than 100 mg in 24 hours or 10 mg per 100 milliliter of urine. Interpretation of test result is dependent upon the clinical reasons for doing the test. ...Read more
Hello and I do a lot of bloods tests and I don't have any problem, I go to the gym everyday and I want to take a protein gainer it is safe for me?
More to the Story: I am sorry, but no 20 year old has 'lots of blood tests'. Ever. That is unless they have an illness. You did not tell us the whole story and thus we cannot give you permission without knowing why and what you are testing so often. ...Read more
I had a c-reactive protein test this morning, the result that came out was 59.6. It's very high from the max range, why is it so? Should I be alarmed?
See your doctor.: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including examination and possibly labs and other tests, can your doctor correctly diagnose you and treat you effectively. ...Read more
They took 10vials of blood from me for protein s and c blood test. Is it too much or normal, I was just shocked.
Protein C & s: It does seem like a lot. Perhaps your doctor was looking to perform out her tests with the blood? ...Read more
Varies: Protein makes its way into pee thru several sources. If it spills from the kidneys it can be a kidney defect or infection if the sample is obtained after the kid has been standing for a while, small amounts can occur. If squirted out by a little girl in a cup, it likely contains some skin & vaginal wash. Interpretation depends on multiple factors you can discuss with your dr. ...Read more
Depends on cause: Elevated CRP usually indicates inflammation which may be due to infection or other causes of inflammation. The underlying cause needs to be treated. High sensitivity CRP is generally measured to assess risk of heart disease and the elevated hscrp often come down with statin therapy. In any case you need to consult your doctor for the proper work-up and treatment. ...Read more
Have a 24 hour urine collection to see the amount of protein in the urine and to assess your kidney function. I would also do a renal ultrasound to assess the size of the kidneys.
Depending on the amount of proteinuria, I would send off blood for aso, anca 2, complement C3 and c4, hiv, hepatitis b antibodies, hb a1c and ana. A renal biopsy may also be needed for a diagnosis and a prognosis. ...Read more
Posib. Renal disease: First rule out orthostatic proteinuria (only present when up and about) repeat urinalysis first thing in am, after emptying bladder about 2 hrs after going to bed. No concern if am urine is protein free. Otherwise best to consult a nephrologist to rule out & if necessary to treat glomerulonephritis, or nephrotic syndrome if ankle swelling +/or eye-lids puffy. ...Read more
On a recent blood test my protein came back low what are ways that I can raise it? And what does this affect?
What can cause a never before seen high protein level in the yearly blood test of a healthy 58 year old male?
If you are talking about total serum proteins, it may be because you were dehydrated due to not drinking water for the fasting blood test. The other major cause is increase in gamma globulins due to inflammation or tumor of the plasma cells. The starting point of the investigation would be serum protein electrophoresis. Consult this site for more info:
http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/symptoms/high-blood-protein/basics/definition/SYM-20050599 ...Read more
Are strips that I can buy from medical stores that test glucose and protein reliable when loooking for those in the urine?
Two recent urine tests have indicated a high protein content (between 1+ and 2 +.) My dr. Didn't seem that concerned. Should I be??
+ 2 urine protein: F unknown age and health history: Two recent urine tests have indicated a high protein content (between 1+ and 2 +.) My dr. Didn't seem that concerned. Should I be?? ANS: yes especially if you are pregnant- but will depend on how old you are, what time of day urine was tested and any other health problems you have. Dipstick testing can not be very accurate. Was it a clean catch midstream urine? ...Read more
I got a Total protein test and it was 8.9 normal range is 6.3-8.2. I have raynolds disease and my Dr ordered an SPEP test what does it mean?
SPEP: SPEP stands for serum protein electrophoresis. It is commonly used to separate out and identify abnormal protein in the blood called M-protein. Increased level of M-protein can be caused by infection, inflammation or cancer such as multiple myeloma. Myeloma is a cancer of the plasma cells in bone marrow, which can produce excessive monoclonal M-protein detected by SPEP. ...Read more
I suffer from Stage 3A CKD, would a short (10 day) change in diet, including more protein and sodium, skew test results? Test was 5 days later.
No: Look for the cause. Many athletes and muscular men are being misdiagnosed on labs when their kidneys are fine. Your urinalysis and test of renal concentrating ability, and whether you have an actual diagnosis, are more to the point. ...Read more
My little boy has been ill for 7 days, now showing blood and protein in his urine, should I be worried? He is being referred now for further tests
Nephritis: Blood and protein are not usually found in the urine. The presence of these cells indicates an inflammatory disruption of normal kidney function. There are several causes of this, and further testing will shed light on the level of seriousness. Try to stay calm during the evaluation process. Your doctor will let you know if or when it is time to worry. ...Read more
Can your protein level come down in a microalibium test? And what is the difference between that and regular dipstick? Would protein show up in both
Proteinuria: Urine protein detected by dipstick in current practice identifies Albumin and misses positively charged proteins such as myeloma (monoclonal) proteins. In most situations microalbuminuria will not lower serum Albumin since te liver easily compensates. This is the "pathological" response that actually results in the associated derrangements seen clinically in pts with proteinuria like high lipids. ...Read more
Random urine normal no protein. Same sample Urine Electro- no monoclonal protein normal test but incidentally noted 4 mg/DL Albunim. Is this abnormal?
Depends: Urine can be very dilute or concentrated depending on fluid intake. Albumin is 4mg/dl or 40mg/l (liter). Normal urine output can range from 0.5l to more than 3 l/day. This is probably nl but could be 20 mg to more than 120 mg/day. Normal excretion is <30 mg/day. Reporting the result as alb/gm creatinine (nl<30 mg/gm) corrects for concentration. Or a 24 hour urine collection can be performed. ...Read more
Can be normal: It is not uncommon to have 1+ protein in urine especially first thing in the morning. If there is 2-3+ protein then more work up news to be done. White cells and skin debris can show up as protein as well...Usually a small amount is not problem. Your doc may want to check a few more urines to be sure it is not persistent. ...Read more
It goes up: Inflamation or infection can raise crp.Get a more detailed answer ›
Hope is orthostatic: Orthostatic proteinuria is most common cause of urinary protein in a child. Thus child spills protein when they are up & about, not when recumbent. It's benign. Can be checked by having child urinate 2 hours after bed, then checking first A.M. Urine. Active proteinuria round the clock might be indicative of kidney disease, such as glomerulonephritis, and should be checked by pediatric nephrologist. ...Read more
Consultation: If you had blood work done and were told the results, then you should ask your doctor the meaning of anything you are not sure of or have questions. ...Read more
Need more info: 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, you did not give the actual value. Total serum protein consists of a number of separate proteins and next thing should be to determine which protein is increased. ...Read more
Protein in urine: The cause of protein (p) in your urine needs to be found. The findings of urine on a dipstick are qualitative, not quantitative. You need to have a 24 hour urine done to see how much p there is in your urine. You will also need blood work to see if you have diseases such as diabetes, and others that cause p to be in your urine. If the blood tests do not give an answer, you need a kidney biopsy. ...Read more
In my urine test it showed positive with protein and hemoglobin, is this serious and what does it mean?
May need to recheck: Any blood in the urine can give rise to positive test for hemoglobin and protein. It is best to follow up on it as it means there is something wrong if the results are real. So you should get a repeat urinalysis done and then consult a kidney specialist if the results show any rbcs and or protein in your urine as it could mean intrinsic kidney disease like nephritis. ...Read more
Just done my urine test and reports are protein +++. What does that means. Is there are any kidney problem.
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. Talk to the doctor who ordered the tests. Having said that, 3+ protein in urine warrants consultation with a nephrologist.
Wish you good health! ...Read more