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Urinalysis: protein

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Overview

  • To detect proteinuria.
  • Useful to assess glomerular function, hypoproteinemia.

Sampling

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Tests

Methodologies

  • Immerse dipstick in urine until wet.
  • Remove and shake off excess urine.
  • Hold horizontal to avoid run-off between pads.
  • Read test at correct time interval.
    Refrigerated sample must be warmed to room temperature.

Availability

  • All veterinary clinics.
  • External laboratories.

Technique (intrinsic) limitations

Result Data

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from VetMedResource and PubMed.
  • Brobst D (1989) Urinalysis and associated laboratory procedures. Vet Clin North Am Small Anim Pract 19 (5), 929-949.
  • McCaw D L, Fleming E J & Mikiciuk M G (1989) Interpreting the results of urinalysis - a key to diagnosing renal disorders. Vet Med 84 (3), 281-286.
  • Sutherland R J (1989) Biochemical evaluation of the hepatobiliary system in dogs and cats. Vet Clin North Am Small Anim Pract 19 (5), 899-927.
  • Russo E A et al (1986) Evaluation of renal function in cats, using quantitative urinalysis. Am J Vet Res 47 (6), 1308-1312.

Other sources of information

  • Kaneko J J (1997) Clinical Biochemistry of Domestic Animals. 5th edn. Eds: Harvey J W & Bruss M L. Academic Press, USA.
  • Duncan J R, Prasse K W & Mahaffy E A (1994) Veterinary Laboratory Medicine Clinical Pathology. 3rd edn. Iowa University Press, USA.

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