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What does it mean when my urine test shows +1 protein?

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Dr. Jack Rubin
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis

In brief: Proteinuria

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.

In brief: Proteinuria

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.
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