Protein, Urine 24 H Collection

Code

5200

Principle

Measurement of total protein in urine is important in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases associated with renal, cardiac and thyroid function. These diseases are often characterized by proteinuria of which there are four main types: (a) increased glomerular permeability (glomerular proteinuria) (b) defective tubular reabsorption (tubular proteinuria) (c) increased concentration of low molecular weight protein (overload proteinuria) (d) abnormal secretion of protein into the urinary tract (postrenal proteinuria). Increased levels of urinary protein may also be present following strenuous exercise or in the following conditions: monoclonal gammopathies, nephritis, diabetic nephropathy or urinary tract infections.

Preanalytical

24 Hrs Urine (Without preservative) Refrigerated

Turn Around Time

1 day

Methodology

Colorimetric