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What cause protein in the urine on 24 hour collection?

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Dr. Jason Kline
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
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In brief: Kidney issues.

There can be a small amount of protein (<30mg) seen on a 24 hr urine specimen, but anything above that could indicate kidney disease.
Generally the greater amount of protein, the more serious the disorder. A nephrologist can help diagnose kidney problems based on the urine findings, other lab tests, your history and exam. Sometimes a kidney biopsy is necessary for diagnosis. Best of luck.

In brief: Kidney issues.

There can be a small amount of protein (<30mg) seen on a 24 hr urine specimen, but anything above that could indicate kidney disease.
Generally the greater amount of protein, the more serious the disorder. A nephrologist can help diagnose kidney problems based on the urine findings, other lab tests, your history and exam. Sometimes a kidney biopsy is necessary for diagnosis. Best of luck.
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Dr. Simon Kimm
Urology

In brief: Many causes.

Normally, there should be almost no protein in the urine.
If there is significant protein in the urine, this is usually due to a problem in the kidneys. The glomeruli of the kidney can fail to keep protein in while filtering the urine, or the tubules of the kidney may fail to reabsorb the protein. More rarely, excessive production of protein such as in myeloma can cause significant proteinuria.

In brief: Many causes.

Normally, there should be almost no protein in the urine.
If there is significant protein in the urine, this is usually due to a problem in the kidneys. The glomeruli of the kidney can fail to keep protein in while filtering the urine, or the tubules of the kidney may fail to reabsorb the protein. More rarely, excessive production of protein such as in myeloma can cause significant proteinuria.
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