Normally, healthy individuals do not have protein in their urine. Although a small amount of protein in the urine is normally not a problem, larger levels of protein in the urine may indicate that the kidneys are not working properly or they might suggest a urinary tract infection (UTI). High levels of protein in the urine can also be a sign of:
Protein: Normal urine specimens ordinarily contain some protein (<20mg/dL) therefore only persistent elevated levels of urine protein indicate kidney or urinary tract disease. The persistent results of trace levels or over, indicate significant proteinuria and thus further clinical testing is needed to evaluate the results.
Specimen Collection and Preparation
Collect fresh urine in a clean container and test as soon as possible. Do not centrifuge. If testing cannot be performed within one hour after collection of urine, refrigerate the specimen immediately. Allow refrigerated specimen to return to room temperature before testing.
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