• Test Code - PL0194
  • Test Name - 24 hours Urinary Protein
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Test Details & Preparation

Test details and preparation:

  • Urine protein is tested to determine the amount of protein released in the urine.
  • Normally the protein is reabsorbed back by the kidney walls, but high amount of protein in urine can suggest many kidney problems..
  • The test id order by the doctor as a followup of previous urine protein check up or as a regular checkup for kidney patient or when any person show symptoms of-.
  • uncontrolled diabetes.
  • high blood pressure.
  • lupus.
  • urinary tract infection.
  • The sample is collected by 24 hours urine sample, from the morning of previous day to the next day. The first urination in previous morning is not taken as a sample. And the time of taking the samples are always recorded..
  • No preparation is needed of the test to be done.


  • The normal range of urine protein is <167 mg/per day.
  • But the result may also increase in certain other cases which are-
  • Dehydration, or not drinking enough water
  • having a radiology exam with contrast media (dye) within three days of the test
  • extreme emotional stress
  • urinary tract infection
  • vigorous exercise
  • urine mixed with vaginal secretions, blood, or semen
  • Increase of protein urine known as proteinuria may be associated with other diseases which are-
  • Amyloidosis, an abnormal presence of amyloid proteins in organs and tissues
  • bladder cancer tumors
  • congestive heart failure
  • diabetes
  • Waldenström’s macroglobulinemia, a rare plasma cell cancer
  • Glomerulonephritis, inflammation of the blood vessels in the kidneys
  • Good pasture’s syndrome, a rare autoimmune disease
  • heavy metal poisoning
  • kidney infection
  • multiple myeloma, a cancer of the plasma cells
  • lupus, an inflammatory autoimmune disease
  • polycystic kidney disease

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