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Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) is a group of disorders that result from the formation and progressive enlargement of cysts in the kidneys without dysplasia, usually leading to renal failure.

How to Collect 24 Hour Urine to Do Urine Test? Three Tips Help you

2017-08-03 08:24

How to Collect 24 Hour Urine to Do Urine Test? Three Tips Help you

Kidney disease patients are all familiar with 24 hour protein urine quality. Then, what’s the meaning of testing 24 hour protein urine quality?

24 hour protein urine quality is a reliable index to diagnose kidney diseases.

In clinical, to diagnose kidney diseases, doctors often adopt protein urine test to make a comprehensive judgment. Protein urine test means weather the protein is positive or negative; when it is positive, how many + will show the stage.

24 hour protein urine quality can reflect the kidney condition more direct and correct.

Then, what should patients pay attention when leave samples?

1. Start and end at same time.

Normally, patients need to discharge the first urine at morning, and then, start collecting the second one. And then, till the next day, counting 24 hours.

2. Do not miss.

Within 24 hours, no matter what condition, do collect your urine, do not miss collecting. Wrong total urine volume will affect the later result.

3. Use Anticorrosive if necessary.

Especially in summer, with high temperature, there is a high risk of getting bad or bacterial without anticorrosive. If you do not want to use it, you can put it in refrigerator.

After collecting, and before starting test, use counting cup to measure the total urine volume, and then, Stir the mixture well, take 100ml to test in hospital and then, calculate the 24 hour protein urine.

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