Urine Test: Proteinenparentshttps://kidshealth.org/EN/images/headers/P-testProtein-enHD-AR1.gifThe urine protein test is most commonly used to screen for kidney disease and also can help monitor kidney function.urine protein tests, routine urinalysis, kidney diseases, diagnostic tests, kidney function, medical tests, urine samples, catheters, urine tests, pee, peeing, urine, urinalysis, kidney tests, kidney problems, protein, CD1Nephrology, CD1Urology02/13/200905/06/201909/02/2019c3e958a1-f860-4e9b-85d5-e2ad8f28b6achttps://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/test-protein.html/ <h3>What It Is</h3> <p>A urine protein test measures the total amount of protein in the urine. Once a urine sample is collected, the lab determines the amount of protein in the urine sample. This test is often done as part of a routine urinalysis in which several chemicals in the urine are measured.</p> <h3>Why It's Done</h3> <p>In most healthy people, <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/kidneys-urinary.html/">the kidneys</a> prevent significant amounts of protein from entering the urine (pee), so the urine protein test is most commonly used to screen for kidney disease. It's also used to monitor kidney function in kids already diagnosed with <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/kidney-diseases-childhood.html/">kidney disease</a> or who are taking medicines that can affect the kidneys.</p> <p>Abnormal results also may point to diseases affecting other parts of the body. Other tests may be needed before a definite diagnosis can be made.</p> <h3>Preparation</h3> <p>Before the test, your child might need to temporarily stop taking specific drugs that could interfere with results. Be sure to discuss this with your doctor.</p> <h3>The Procedure</h3> <p>Collecting the specimen should only take a few minutes. Your child will be asked to pee into a clean sample cup in the doctor's office. If your child isn't potty trained and can't pee into a cup, a small catheter may need to be inserted into the bladder to get the urine specimen.</p> <p>Alternatively, a urine collection bag with adhesive tape on one end might be used to collect a sample from an infant. You'll clean your baby's genital area and then arrange the bag around the urinary opening. Once the bag is in place, you'll secure it with the attached tape. You can then put a diaper on your baby. Remove the collection bag once your baby has peed into it, usually within an hour. Bring this specimen to the lab.</p> <p>Sometimes it's better to collect a sample first thing in the morning after your child wakes up. If this is the case, you may be asked to help your child with the test at home. Follow any storage and transportation instructions the lab gives you.</p> <h3>What to Expect</h3> <p>Because the test involves normal urination, there shouldn't be any discomfort as long as your child can provide a urine sample.</p> <h3>Getting the Results</h3> <p>The results of the urine protein test should be available within a day. Your doctor will go over the results with you and explain what they mean. If the results are abnormal, more tests may be ordered.</p> <h3>Risks</h3> <p>No risks are involved when taking a urine protein test. The adhesive tape on the collection bag may occasionally irritate an infant&rsquo;s skin. If a catheter is used to obtain the urine, it may cause temporary discomfort. If you have any questions or concerns about this procedure, talk to your doctor.</p> <h3>Helping Your Child</h3> <p>The urine protein test is painless. Explaining how the test will be conducted and why it's being done can help ease any fear. Make sure your child understands that there should be no other objects, such as toilet paper or hair, in the sample.</p> <h3>If You Have Questions</h3> <p>If you have questions about the urine protein test, speak with your doctor.</p> Análisis de la orina: proteínasEn la mayoría de las personas sanas, los riñones evitan que cantidades significativas de proteínas entren en la orina. Por lo tanto, el análisis de proteínas en la orina se utiliza con mayor frecuencia para descargar enfermedades renales. También se utiliza para controlar la función renal en niños a quienes se les ha diagnosticado una enfermedad renal o que están tomando medicamentos que pueden afectar a los riñones.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/es/parents/test-protein-esp.html/cabd0ef6-0903-47c6-9c1e-b751fcdf0f58
Getting a Urine Test (Video)If your doctor wants a urine sample, he or she means pee. It's easy to give a sample. Watch how this test is done in this video for kids.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/kids/video-urtest.html/409712ff-7ef6-45fb-9168-853f10b0490b
Kidney DiseaseSometimes, the kidneys can't do their job properly. In teens, kidney disease is usually due to infections, structural issues, glomerulonephritis, or nephrotic syndrome. https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/kidney.html/4f21e885-14a9-4b12-a514-66998f93043c
Kidney Diseases in ChildhoodThe kidneys play a critical role in health. When something goes wrong, it could indicate a kidney disease. What are kidney diseases, and how can they be treated?https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/kidney-diseases-childhood.html/ce75e066-a9e8-498f-97e8-6459154b9748
Kidneys and Urinary TractThe bean-shaped kidneys, each about the size of a child's fist, are essential to our health. Their most important role is to filter blood and produce urine.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/kidneys-urinary.html/0cbf3444-1a45-4512-9af9-bc76e5592336
Movie: Urinary SystemWatch this movie about the urinary system, which produces pee.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/kids/usmovie.html/9383ee79-0d68-4e64-ab41-0680cdcac139
Urine Test (Video)This video shows what it's like to get a urine test.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/video-urtest.html/e3255a0d-7e93-4be5-ae30-2d4c31a7b077
Urine Test: 24-Hour Analysis for Kidney StonesThis test can show if certain substances are found at high concentrations in the urine, and might be causing kidney stones.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/analysis-stones.html/76b1d68f-af4f-4dcb-813a-dd3804af3282
Urine Test: Automated Dipstick UrinalysisAutomated dipstick urinalysis results may point to a urinary tract infection (UTI) or injury, kidney disease, or diabetes.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/test-auto-ds.html/1150df63-c85a-46ce-83b7-08579c781753
Urine Test: DipstickA urine dipstick test is often done as part of an overall urinalysis. The results of this test can help doctors diagnose a urinary tract infection (UTI), kidney disease, diabetes, or a urinary tract injury.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/dipstick.html/0933bbc1-3956-4651-8e80-2cb5b97583cb
Urine TestsIs your child having a urine culture or urinalysis performed? Find out why urine tests are performed, and what to expect when the doctor orders them.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/labtest7.html/d8a510e5-7cb2-4868-9e5e-02f65dfb9f45
When Your Child Has a Chronic Kidney DiseaseParents of kids who have a chronic kidney disease often worry about what might happen next, how their child feels, and what treatments are likely to be involved. Find answers here.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/chronic-kidney-disease.html/9edcb2c0-d2af-4fd7-88e9-48c0ff7a2f55
Your KidneysYou need at least one kidney to live. Find out why in this article for kids.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/kids/kidneys.html/e8b731bd-422b-4032-952a-5f2223257f23
Your Urinary SystemYou pee every day, but what makes it happen? Find out in this article for kids about the urinary system.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/kids/pee.html/6715ddc0-cd8e-428a-afd4-e3e3db22267f
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