Appropriate Tests


Urinalysis, quantitation of Protein urine or Albumin urine is indicated for the diagnosis and monitoring of the nephrotic syndrome and progressive renal disease.

In Diabetes mellitus, quantitation of Albumin urine to detect slight increases ('microalbuminuria') is indicated for early detection of diabetic nephropathy.

Quantitation may be performed on random, timed or 24 hour urine collections.

See also Proteinuria.

Nephrotic syndrome


Diabetes mellitus


Glomerulonephritis (GN)


Renal failure


Urinary tract infection

Dipstick urine, MCS urine (MSU)

Pregnancy-induced hypertension

See under Pregnancy.

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