Reason For High Protein Levels In Urine

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Definition

A protein urine test measures the amount of proteins, such as albumin, found in a urine sample.

A blood test may also be done to measure the level of albumin. See: Serum albumin


Alternative Names

Urine protein; Albumin - urine; Urine albumin; Proteinuria; Albuminuria


How the test is performed

Urine protein may be tested using a random sample of urine and a dipstick test, or it may require a 24-hour urine sample. See: 24-hour urine protein


How to prepare for the test

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