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My pcp did urinalysis for frequent urination then ordered a 24 hour urine collection..Is this likely due 2 too much protein he found in my urine?

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Dr. Jack Rubin
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
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In brief: Urine collection

The presence of proteinuria (p) is usually found on a urine analysis.
To quantify how much p you have, a 24 hour urine collection is done. At the same time, your renal function also be assessed. If you have significant p, blood work will be ordered to see if a diagnosis of the cause of your p can be found. The causes of proteinuria are varied, with the most common one being diabetes. Good luck.

In brief: Urine collection

The presence of proteinuria (p) is usually found on a urine analysis.
To quantify how much p you have, a 24 hour urine collection is done. At the same time, your renal function also be assessed. If you have significant p, blood work will be ordered to see if a diagnosis of the cause of your p can be found. The causes of proteinuria are varied, with the most common one being diabetes. Good luck.
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