Urine Protein is a urine test that measure the amount of protein in your urine. Under normal conditions, protein is not found in the urine, but in some clinical conditions, protein is present in the urine. A large amount of protein in urine (proteinuria) may mean that you have a problem with your kidneys.
Increased protein in the urine,
It is not necessary that protein in the urine increases, it may be due to kidney disease, but sometimes protein in the urine occurs under normal conditions, for example,
- Emotional stress
Note: Under normal conditions, protein in urine can be excreted from 500mg/day to 1g/day.
Is This Test Have Other Name:
Urine Protein, 24 hours Urine Protein,
How The Test Performed:
24 hours urine sample, or CSF.
What Is It Used For:
A protein in urine test is a part of a urinalysis, a test that measures different cells, chemicals, and substances in your urine. This test may also be used to diagnose or monitor kidney disease and many other types of health issues.
Why Need a Urine Protein Test:
If you have a symptoms of kidney dieses, such as chronic kidney dieses, and symptoms included,
- Swelling in the hands and feet
- Loss of appetite and weight loss
- Dry skin, itching
- Trouble thinking clearly
- Increased or decreased urination
- Urine that is bloody or foamy
- Muscle cramps
- Nausea and vomiting
- Shortness of breath
- Sleep problems
If a large protein found in your urine sample, it doesn’t means you have a problem and need treatment. Strenuous exercise, dehydration, diet, stress, pregnancy, and many other conditions can cause a temporary rise in urine protein levels.
If there is continuous protein in the urine that means you have a kidney dieses, kidney damage.