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RE: [IPk] Urine testing for kidney function

Hi Di

Don't want to be alarmist but the real problem with the dipstick test is if
your kidneys are inconsistent. For years I had negative dipstick tests then
I had an appointment first thing in the morning - dip stick test showed
proteinuria. I then had a 24 hour collection done and this again showed

Subsequent dipstick tests done in the afternoon have all been negative but a
test done by my local hospital (again first thing in the morning) showed
proteinuria. The conclusion drawn was that my kidneys leak protein over
night but for some unknown reason don't during the day - could be due to the
fact that I have labile blood pressure?


>I completely agree (and did know all of what you've told me). However I 
>was diagnosed with kidney problems in Manchester where I did overnight 
>urine tests etc once I had 2 positive dipstick tests. I was also put on 
>Lisinopril for that reason. When I moved to Sheffield they reverted to 
>the dipstick tests and since they revealed nothing, they said my kidneys 
>were fine. I did query it last time I was there and was told that 
>everything was fine and not to worry.
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