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How to pass urine on a daily proteinuria?


Good afternoon. Pregnancy 30 weeks in the General urine analysis has discovered the protein, assigned the analysis of the daily proteinuria. Please explain why, and what if it does not pass?


Hello. Analysis for determination of daily proteinuria is assigned in cases when the physician needs to know what amount of protein per day the patient loses urine. It characterizes the severity of the pathological process with glomerulonephritis, nephrotic syndrome, diabetes, infections, hemolysis, gestosis in pregnant women.

In Your case the doctor is interested in the severity of nephropathy associated with pregnancy. Some special preparation before delivery of this analysis is not required.

You need to prepare the container for collection of urine, they must be handled, sterilized (by boiling), if possible prefer disposable sterile, sold in the pharmacy. Contaminated utensils may cause an incorrect result (traces of foreign protein).

In the morning you need to go to the toilet, and then all of your urine within a day (24 hours) should be collected in prepared bottles. The morning portion of the day also going.

Of the total patient is taken after mixing 100 ml of sterile pharmacy utensils, and analysis delivered to the laboratory. In the direction You will need to specify the total amount allocated per night urine.

In the laboratory, daily proteinuria will calculate by multiplying the protein concentration in the delivered portions to the total volume of urine, which the patient points in the direction of.

In addition, in well-equipped laboratories it is possible to determine different protein fractions through the use of electrophoresis, immunoelectrophoresis and other separation techniques.

Thus, assessment of proteinuria is one of the most important parameters that are considered in determining the severity of preeclampsia, and, therefore, affect treatment and delivery of patient hospitalization. Do not neglect the simple research and trust Your doctor.