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Urinary and Genital Disorders (Children)

Protien in urine

02/12/2008

Question:

I have a 16 yr old son who`s protien in his urine showed a 100?? What is the normal level for a boy that age, he had been in the 20`s for the last 4 years, and not sure what this means when it takes a big increase like that.

Answer:

Most often it is insignificant. I would have it repeated as a first morning specimen. If it remains elevated, then a 24 hour urine collection for protein and creatinine would be appropriate.

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Response by:

Jack S Elder, MD, FACS, FAAP Jack S Elder, MD, FACS, FAAP
Clinical Professor of Urology
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University