This test is used to detect the level of protein loss from the body. It is useful for the diagnosis of different kidney diseases, including nephrotic syndrome, thrombosis of renal vein, glomerulonephritis, drug nephrotoxicity, renal tubular lesions, Good pasture disease, Fanconi syndrome and Wilson’s disease. Nephrotic disorders are the main cause of protein loss through urine and can increase up to >50mg/kg/day. Other symptoms that lead to the recommendation of this test include, edema, hypoalbuminemia, fatigue, loss of appetite, increased or decrease in urination and high blood pressure.
LabEspy recommends Walk-In Lab, Ulta Lab Tests, Direct Labs for this test.