Total protein concentration, preferably in 24-hour urine, aids in the detection of proteinuria. Proteinuria may be caused by renal impairment, systemic overload, or postrenal diseases. As well as 24 hour urine excretion of protein, some clinicians may request a protein : creatinine ratio (PCR).
24 hour Urine Protein: < 0.15 g/24hours
Protein/creatinine ratio: < 20 mg protein/mmol creatinine
- Random urine in a plain, white topped universal container.
- 24 hour urine in a plain 24 hour urine collection bottle
- Three patient identifiers from
- N.H.S. number
- Unit Number