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I have high levels of protein in urine from 24 hour urine collection. I have been referred to nephrologist. What can you expect on an initial visit?

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Dr. Jack Rubin
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
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In brief: Nephrologist visit

You can expect to give your medical history and have a physical examination done by the nephrologist.
You will be asked to collect a 24 hour urine collection for creatinine clearance and protein, to see at level your kidneys work and to quantify the amount of protein in your urine/24 hours. A renal ultrasound will be ordered. Depending on the urine results, more blood tests may be ordered.

In brief: Nephrologist visit

You can expect to give your medical history and have a physical examination done by the nephrologist.
You will be asked to collect a 24 hour urine collection for creatinine clearance and protein, to see at level your kidneys work and to quantify the amount of protein in your urine/24 hours. A renal ultrasound will be ordered. Depending on the urine results, more blood tests may be ordered.
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Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
Internal Medicine

In brief: Proteinuria eval

Nephrologist will review diabetes history and glucose control, A1c, lipid panel, renal blood value trends, quantity of protein in urine with either w4 hour collection or cup of urine for protein:creatinine ratio.
Serum albumin will be assessed. BP control will be assessed. Your meds might be adjusted. More lisinopril may help. Diet adjustments may be in order too.

In brief: Proteinuria eval

Nephrologist will review diabetes history and glucose control, A1c, lipid panel, renal blood value trends, quantity of protein in urine with either w4 hour collection or cup of urine for protein:creatinine ratio.
Serum albumin will be assessed. BP control will be assessed. Your meds might be adjusted. More lisinopril may help. Diet adjustments may be in order too.
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