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Slightly high ph, protein and specific gravity level in urinalysis. Reasons ?

Hi I know this is not an emergency but I work nights and so can not get to the doctors, I have the home urinalysis reagent strips and have done a few over the past couple of weeks, I have done one today and repeated as yet again I have a slightly high ph level, as well as a slightly high protein level and a high specific gravity level. I am on the depo injection but have still taken a pregnancy test to rule that out but it has been like it ever since my last period which finished on the 4th feb, please can you tell me why these might be high?
Asked On : Thu, 21 Feb 2013
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Thanks for the query.
Any lab result can be accurately interpreted by correlating it with patient's signs and symptoms.
1) urine pH often reflects the diet followed. pH is high with a vegetarian diet.
2) High specific gravity may indicate a concentrated urine (often due to less fluid intake)
3) High urine protein is often a sign of kidney disease. Therefore you need to see a physician about this who can perform more sensitive tests and come to a diagnosis.
Hope this helps
Good luck
Answered: Fri, 26 Jul 2013
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