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Protein – Random (Spot) Urine

Overview

Protein-Random (Spot) Urine Test measures the quantity of protein present in the urine. Healthy urine doesn’t have a lot of protein if the kidneys don’t function properly protein is found in the urine.

What is PROTEIN – RANDOM (SPOT) URINE TEST?

Protein-Random (Spot) Urine Test is done to monitor kidney function and investigate kidney damage. Protein – Random (Spot) Urine Test is done to measure the amount of protein in the urine (proteinuria). Protein – Random (Spot) Urine can also be done as a serial check-up.

Why is PROTEIN – RANDOM (SPOT) URINE TEST suggested?

Protein – Random (Spot) Urine Test is suggested for the following reasons:

  • Routine urine analysis
  • Urinary Tract Infection/kidney damage
  • The response of kidney to a certain medical treatment
  • Hypertension

How is PROTEIN – RANDOM (SPOT) URINE TEST performed?

Protein – Random (Spot) Urine Test is performed in the following manner:

  • A single urine sample is collected randomly at any time of the day.
  • Sample sent to the lab for analysis.

Results arrive within 24 hours.

What are the parameters measured in PROTEIN – RANDOM (SPOT) URINE TEST?

Protein – Random (Spot) Urine Test measures the level of protein in the urine, high levels of protein may indicate damaged kidneys.

Preparation before performing PROTEIN – RANDOM (SPOT) URINE TEST

Preparation required before performing Protein – Random (Spot) Urine Test:

  • Inform the doctor of any medication you are on.

Post-care after PROTEIN – RANDOM (SPOT) URINE TEST

  • No post-care is needed after Protein – Random (Spot) Urine Test

Sample types in PROTEIN – RANDOM (SPOT) URINE TEST

  • The sample type in Protein – Random (Spot) Urine Test is 60 ml of urine.

Side effects/risks of PROTEIN – RANDOM (SPOT) URINE TEST

There are no side effects/ risks to Protein – Random (Spot) Urine Test.

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