Protein and Creatinine, Random Urine Test
This test gives an indication of kidney disease which is causing both protein to be in the urine and a deranged creatinine level.
Protein is one of the main molecules that make up many of the compounds and products in the body. Proteins are usually not filtered in the urine, but when there is an increased amount of protein in the urine, it can be related to infections, kidney disease, stress and many other causes. A urine protein to creatinine ratio can be ordered on a random urine sample if there is evidence of protein in the urine (e.g. on dipstick). Its measurement gives an indication of kidney disease which is causing both protein to be in the urine and a deranged creatinine level.
This urine test is performed in following conditions such as:
• Protein on urine dipstick
• Part of a pregnancy workup
• Urinary tract infection
• Evaluation of kidney function
• Urinary symptoms like frequency, burning, urgency
The Protein and Creatinine, Random Urine test has no special requirements.
Estimated Time Taken
Turnaround time for the Protein and Creatinine, Random Urine test is typically 3-4 business days.