Urine Protein and
Urine Protein to Creatinine Ratio

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Also known as: 24 Hour Urine Protein; Urine Total Protein; Urine Protein to Creatinine Ratio
Formal name: Urine Protein

At a Glance

Why Get Tested?

To detect excessive protein escaping into the urine, to help evaluate and monitor kidney function, and to detect kidney damage

When to Get Tested?

As part of a routine check-up, as a follow-up to a previous positive urine protein test, or if you have a disorder or disease that frequently affects the kidney

Sample Required?

A random or 24-hour urine sample; occasionally a split 24-hour sample, with the night collection separated from the day collection

Test Preparation Needed?

None