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PROTEIN CREATININE RATIO

About the test
What is this test done for?
The protein creatinine test is a screening test in patients suffering from diabetes and hypertension and who are at risk of developing kidney diseases.
Why is it Done?
It is performed to detect early kidney diseases in patients with risk factors like diabetes and hypertension. Thus, the test helps in proper treatment.
When should it be performed?

This test is performed when a patient has risk factors like:

  • Type 1 diabetes
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • If albumin is found in urine
  • People with hypertension should be checked regularly.
  • Person having kidney stones.
How is it done
A blood sample will be collected from a vein in your arm. No special preparations like fasting are required.
Results
  • The normal protein-to-creatinine ratio for males 18 to 83 years is <0.11 mg/mg creatinine and for females 18 to 83 years is <0.16 mg/mg creatinine.
  • If the levels are above the normal levels, it could mean that the person is suffering from chronic kidney diseases. Levels within the normal range suggest normal functioning of the kidneys.
Other Tests
Urine albumin levels in urine along with other kidney function tests will help in assessing the functioning of the kidneys.
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