Use of single voided urine samples to estimate quantitative proteinuria.

  title={Use of single voided urine samples to estimate quantitative proteinuria.},
  author={Jody Ginsberg and B. Siew-Woon Chang and R A Matarese and S G Garella},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  volume={309 25},
Quantitation of urinary protein excretion is used extensively for diagnostic and prognostic purposes and to assess the effects of therapy. The method most commonly used to measure urinary protein relies on 24-hour urine collections, which are time consuming, cumbersome, and often inaccurate. We reasoned that the urinary protein/creatinine ratio in a single voided urine sample should correlate well with the quantity of protein in timed urine collections. In a study of 46 specimens we found an… CONTINUE READING
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