24-Hour Urine Protein Test Cost & Procedure

24-hour urine protein

24-Hour Urine Protein

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The amount of protein excreted in urine during a 24-hour period is measured by 24-hour urine protein. The test is performed to determine the function of the kidneys.

The 24-hour urine protein test measures the amount of protein that is passing into the urine and can be used to identify diseases or other issues. The examination is easy and non-intrusive. Over 24 hours, urine samples are gathered in one or more containers. The containers are transferred to a lab for analysis after being kept in a cold atmosphere.

Then experts look for protein in the urine. This is frequently a symptom of renal disease and damage. The test cannot identify the types of proteins present in the urine. Your doctor may also request tests like a serum and urine protein electrophoresis to figure this out.

Why done? 

To detect the below symptoms:

  • Hands swelling
  • High blood creatinine
  • Diabetic
  • hypertension
  • Renal disease
  • Heart disease
  • Family history of chronic kidney disease

Why is a urine protein test conducted after 24 hours?

Other forms of renal illness or ailments that have an impact on the kidneys are also adequate grounds for ordering the test, such as:

  • Unmanageable diabetes
  •  Blood pressure is high.
  • Screening for lupus and preeclampsia during pregnancy
  • This is distinct from a protein-to-creatinine ratio test, which only requires one urine sample.

24 Hour Urine Protein Test procedure

The quantities of substances in urine might alter throughout the day. Daily urine sampling may provide a more accurate urine content picture. The following is the technique for collecting urine samples for test:      

  • Starting on day 1, you should urinate into the toilet as soon as you wake up in the morning.
  • After that, collect the toilet in a particular container for the next 24 hours to avoid contamination.
  • On day 2, when you first wake up in the morning, urinate into the container you've set out earlier that day.
  • Cover the container with a tight-fitting cover. Please place it in the refrigerator or another cool spot during the collection time.

How are exams administered?

  • The only requirement for the test is regular urine.
  • There are no hazards present. The test can be carried out at a hospital or home.
  • You'll typically begin in the morning. The first time you use the restroom, you won't be able to save the urine.
  • Instead, go for a flush and start the timer.
  • For the following 24 hours, you will collect the remaining pee.
  • Your 24-hour urine collection should be kept in a cool place.
  • Your name, the day and the hour of collection should be written on the container.
  • The urine samples must be taken to a lab for analysis after being collected for 24 hours.

Your healthcare physician will instruct you on how to transfer the urine if you're at home

How does one prepare for the test?  

This may impact test results:

  • Dehydration
  • Emotional stress
  • Exercises
  • Vitamin C supplements
  • Antibiotics

Note: Consult your doctor before stopping or altering any drugs.

Required documents for 24 Hour Urine Protein

Doctor prescription.


No particular type of care is required.

24-Hour Urine Protein Ttest Price in Delhi

The 24 hour urine protein test price varies by region and facility. So constantly get tested at trustworthy diagnostic centers like Ganesh Diagnostic. It is staffed by trained and experienced professionals to assure patient and visitor safety.

Test Type 24-Hour Urine Protein

24 Hour Urine Protein (Urology)


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Test Price ₹ 350 ₹ 700
Frequently Asked Questions

The test results that should be available after a few days (1-2 days), when present in the lab schedule.  It is seen that the test results could vary a slightly between the different laboratories.

The Patient should abstain from the avocados, and the bananas, the tomatoes, plums, with eggplant, nuts, the walnuts, the pineapple, coffee and the mollusks.  During collection: aspirin, corticotropins, MAO inhibitors, phenacetin, catecholamines, the reserpine and the nicotine present. You are requested to restrict the caffeine intake, nicotine and alcohol 24 hours prior to collection.

When the kidneys that result in more severe damage than the high levels of protein in the urine, you could start to notice further symptoms such as the following:

  • Foamy
  • Frothy or the bubbly urine
  • Swelling in the hands, feet or the belly or the face.
  • Urinating quite often

The high proteins in the urine are as follows:

  • Red Meat
  • Beef
  • Pork
  • Lamb

The high in the protein would increase the risk of kidney damage.

The dairy products such as the Milk, the cheese, and the other dairy products which is being high in the proteins that could increase any risk of kidney damage.

Usually it could be seen that the glucose, the ketones, and the protein, along with bilirubin are usually not detectable in the urine. At times hemoglobin can be found in urine.

The normal test result also tends to show values less than the 150 milligrams of the protein per day. Test results may vary slightly between laboratories. Ask your doctor about the exact meaning of your test results. It is also important to report to the doctor at Ganesh Diagnostic about exact meaning of the test results.

  • Eat More Fiber
  • Reduce Protein Intake
  • Exercise
  • Limit Salt Intake
  • Check Blood Sugar
  • Stop Smoking.
  • Avoid the Certain Medications

You could get yourself tested for 24-Hour Urine Protein at Ganesh Diagnostic and Imaging Center. We would be happy to assist you in getting your sample by trained staff and technicians.

Yes, everybody is eligible for a FREE Home Sample serum aluminum level from Ganesh Diagnostic and Imaging Center. Our phlebotomist would collect your sample from the convenience of your home. We also provide online support and would send your reports digitally on your phone through whatsapp as well.

Yes, a free doctor’s consultation is available for all individuals. Either before the test, or after the test, you can avail this facility at our center, online or in person.

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