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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:

  • Urine sample

Side effects/risks of PROTEIN/CREATININE RATIO TEST

There are no side effects of Protein/Creatinine Ratio Test

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