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Total protein/creatinine ratio of 397mg/g. What does this signify?

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What does a total protein/creatinine ratio of 397mg/g signify? Also, what does a total protein, urine spot of 123mg/L mean?
Posted Tue, 4 Jun 2013 in X-ray, Lab tests and Scans
Answered by Dr. Rakhi Tayal 32 minutes later
Thanks for posting your query.
Total protein/ creatinine ratio is used to monitor persistent proteinuria.
It is more accurate in identifying the renal function than 24 hour urine protein value.
A value of more than 300mg protein per gram of creatinine signifies a macroalbuminuria.
It can be due to a systemic disorder like hypertension, diabetes or a primary renal pathology. Further investigations are needed to identify the cause.
The total protein in urine in 24 hours should not exceed 80mg/day. A value of 123mg/ L is again increased and is suggestive of a renal pathology or a systemic disorder.
Hope this answers your query. I will be glad to answer the follow up queries that you have.
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Wishing you good health.
Dr. Rakhi Tayal.
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