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Dipstick protein was high today. Can anyone offer ideas for the proteinuria?

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Dr. Alok Agrawal
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
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In brief: See below

Get urine protein to creatinine ratio on random sample- otherwise get 24 hour collection for protein and creatinine which is more cumbersome.
These two tests will quantify the amount of protein.

In brief: See below

Get urine protein to creatinine ratio on random sample- otherwise get 24 hour collection for protein and creatinine which is more cumbersome.
These two tests will quantify the amount of protein.
Dr. Alok Agrawal
Dr. Alok Agrawal
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Dr. Tarek Naguib
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis

In brief: Depends on degree

Also depends on your background clinical condition and age.
If you are healthy, a little protein in urine like trace or 1+ may take place if your urine is concentrated (little dehydrated), however, if you have kidney disease, this may mean that the condition is a bit worse. Proteinuria is an indication of filtering units disease that may vary from mild to severe depending on degree.

In brief: Depends on degree

Also depends on your background clinical condition and age.
If you are healthy, a little protein in urine like trace or 1+ may take place if your urine is concentrated (little dehydrated), however, if you have kidney disease, this may mean that the condition is a bit worse. Proteinuria is an indication of filtering units disease that may vary from mild to severe depending on degree.
Dr. Tarek Naguib
Dr. Tarek Naguib
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