Detection of protein loss in the urine which can be caused by: Diseases of the glomeruli (the kidney’s filtering units), for
example Glomerulonephritis or Diabetes; urine infection.
Proteinuria can also be a symptom of some other conditions and diseases: for example: congestive heart failure, eclampsia in pregnancy.
Temporary proteinuria may occur after vigorous exercise or during fever. Sometimes, almost always in children, proteinuria can be detected later in the day, but not in the morning. This is
known as orthostatic Proteinuria and it is usually harmless.
|Tube||08 (UR) - Urine 24 Hr|
|Additional Information||Protein creatinine raio (PCR) is a better alternative (please see entry for Protein Creatinine Ratio (PCR)).|
|Turn Around||A&E: N/A
Day Case: N/A
In-Patient: 48 Hours
Out-Patient: 72 Hours
GP: 72 Hours
|Send to||Blood Sciences Cross Site|
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|Collection Con||Accurately timed 24 hr collection.
Instructions for Lab Staff: Standard lab processing - No special requirements
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