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My blood tests showed that I had a URN total protein of 16,

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My blood tests showed that I had a URN total protein of 16, micro albumin/creatini of 41.93, and a urn protein/creatinine level 129, and urn micro albumin level of 5.2. What does this mean and should I have cause for concern?
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 11 months ago.

Thank you for your question.
I am Dr Saha, I shall try my best to help you.

Why did you have the test?

Was it a routine urine test or 24 hour collection?

Do you have any symptom?

Do you have any past illness?

Are you taking any regular medicine?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
For life insurance, routine, I do take cholesterol and high blood pressure medication, and I have polycystic kidney desease but have never had bad blood work
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 11 months ago.

Did you have blood test or urine test?

Are the reports of blood or urine?

Do you take any medicine?

Do you have high blood pressure, diabetes?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Both blood and urine tests, yes to blood pressure and type a diabetes controlled by diet, yes I take medication for blood pressure
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 11 months ago.

Thank you for all the information,
Normally albumin is held back by the kidney & little or no albumin is passed in urine.
As the concentration of urine varies, test of albumin in urine is often linked with creatinine level.
Passing albumin or protein in urine calls for aggressive control of underlying disease like diabetes, high blood pressure etc.

Both the diseases can affect kidneys.
Often treatment with ACE inhibitors, ARBs, or inhibitors of renin angiotensin system help to reduce the microalbuminuria.
I would suggest to take a follow up examination by doctor.
I hope this information helps.
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