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Proteins and white cells in urine - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi why does my little girl keep having white cells and protein in urine sample but it comes back clear from Hospital with no infection what could it be ?
Doctor :   Hi
User :   hello
Doctor :   less then 5 white cells are normal in urine
User :   ok but what about protein
Doctor :   if there is proteins in urine it is not normal
Doctor :   Depending on risk factors and other symptosm, we have to do 24 hr urine sample for 24 hr urine pritein
Doctor :   some proteins are normal but levels are imp
Doctor :   if u take random sample, 0 to 8 mg/dL proteins is normal
Doctor :   if u take 24 hr urine sample, less tha 150mg/24hrs urine is normal
User :   i know my little girl got really ill on the 22nd jan and had blood, protein in urine but doctors lost sample since then she has been on 3 courses of antiboticts since Jan and every time antibotices finish she gets ill again but the doctors said they wont refer her to hosptial because nothing has come back on samples it comes back no growth ?
Doctor :   so the positive dipstick needs 24 hr collection
Doctor :   i did not understand ur query
Doctor :   doctors lost sample means ?
Doctor :   how old is she?
User :   she has done 4 samples so far the first one had blood and protien, 2nd just protein, 3rd protein and white cells, 4th one protein and white cells. She is 4
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   this is my opinion
Doctor :   white cell are there but no growth. so possibly conaminated. sample collection is very imp. catheter collections is good
User :   the sample jars were from doctors.
Doctor :   Proteins could be normal in amount. because ur doctor have not thought she might not had any kidney problem. they did not refer. But if she has swelling in face, decreased urine out put then 24 hr urine collection is rcommended
Doctor :   =How old is she?
User :   4
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   did they collect clean catch urine or put the catheter
Doctor :   Are u there?
User :   clean urine
Doctor :   acceptable but for acuracy to ule out infection cather collection is good
User :   ok my little girl has been ill on and off since 22nd Jan so just want some questions worried that there could be problems with her kidneys but doctors wont refer
Doctor :   I do not think thre any problems with kidney now
Doctor :   Do you have serum creatine and blood urea
User :   not sure what that is sorry
Doctor :   did u have any blood work?
Doctor :   there 2 kidney function tests
Doctor :   urea and creqatinine
User :   no nothing, just urine tests
Doctor :   usually creatine is less than 1 mg
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   they might have not thought is is ncecessary
Doctor :   but u can request
Doctor :   do u have any questions
User :   ok will do thank you
Doctor :   Thank you for consulting
Doctor :   Bye
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