Overview of PROTEIN/CREATININE RATIO TEST
Protein/Creatinine Ratio Test is done to screen for protein in the urine and measure the protein/creatinine ratio. It is a diagnostic test for proteinuria and chronic kidney disease (CKD).
What is PROTEIN/CREATININE RATIO TEST?
Protein/Creatinine Ratio Test is suggested when the health practitioner notices symptoms of kidney disorders and autoimmune disorders. This test involves urine collection. Urine collection can be done at a random time during a 24 hour period (one sample) or at designated time intervals during a 24 hour period ( multiple samples).
Why is PROTEIN/CREATININE RATIO TEST suggested?
Protein/Creatinine Ratio Test is suggested for the following reasons:
- A part of a routine urine check-up, especially for people who take medication which might potentially damage kidney function.
- Patient has a kidney disorder.
- Autoimmune disease.
- Urinary Tract Infection Diagnosis
How is PROTEIN/CREATININE RATIO TEST performed?
Protein/Creatinine Ratio Test is performed as follows:
- The test can be performed at home.
- Urine collection containers are supplied from a health practitioner.
- Urine is collected at designated intervals throughout a 24 hour period.
- Container sent to a lab for analysis
The result is provided within 48 hours.
What are the parameters measured in PROTEIN/CREATININE RATIO TEST?
Protein/Creatinine Ratio Test measures the amount of protein and creatinine in the urine. PCR (protein/creatinine ratio) should be less than 15 mg/mmol.
Preparation before performing PROTEIN/CREATININE RATIO TEST
There is no preparation required before performing the Protein/Creatinine Ratio Test
Post-care after PROTEIN/CREATININE RATIO TEST
There is no post-care needed after Protein/Creatinine Ratio Test
Sample types in PROTEIN/CREATININE RATIO TEST
The sample type in Protein/Creatinine Ratio Test:
Side effects/risks of PROTEIN/CREATININE RATIO TEST
There are no side effects of Protein/Creatinine Ratio Test