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What does some protein on a routine urine test of a child mean?

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Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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