Protein, Total - Spot Urine (Strip Method)

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    The Protein, Total - Spot Urine (Strip Method) test is a diagnostic procedure that measures the total amount of protein excreted in the urine. This test is conducted to detect or monitor various medical conditions such as kidney disease, liver disease, and diabetes. The test helps in identifying any damage or inflammation in the kidneys or other organs that may result in protein leakage into the urine.

    Symptoms of Proteinuria (Protein in Urine)

    • Foamy or bubbly urine
    • Swelling in the face, hands, feet, and abdomen
    • Fatigue and weakness
    • Loss of appetite and weight loss
    • Nausea and vomiting
    • Abdominal pain and discomfort
    • Shortness of breath and chest pain

    Test Procedure

    To conduct the Protein, Total - Spot Urine (Strip Method) test, the patient needs to collect a spot urine sample. A spot urine sample refers to collecting a sample of urine at any time during the day. The patient needs to follow these steps to collect the sample:
    1. Begin by washing your hands with soap and water.
    2. Clean your genital area with a cleansing pad provided by the healthcare provider.
    3. Let a small amount of urine flow into the toilet bowl without collecting it.
    4. Collect a sample of urine in a clean container provided by your healthcare provider.
    5. Seal the container tightly after collection.

    At the laboratory, the sample is analysed by dipping a reagent strip with different colour pads into it. The strip changes colour based on the amount of protein present in the sample. The strip is compared with a chart to determine the level of protein in the urine.


    In case of a positive result, the healthcare provider may recommend further tests such as a 24-hour urine collection or a kidney biopsy to identify the underlying cause of proteinuria. It is important to seek prompt medical attention and follow the recommended treatment plan to manage any underlying medical condition.

    Booking the Test on Apollo 24|7

    Booking a Total-Spot Urine (Strip Method) panel test on Apollo 24|7 is quick and easy. Simply visit the official website and select the Protein, Total-Spot Urine (Strip Method) panel from the list of available lab tests. You can choose your nearest Apollo 24|7 centre and book an appointment at your convenience. The test results will be available within 36 hours after the sample collection.

    Benefits of Timely Diagnosis

    Early detection and diagnosis of medical conditions through lab tests such as Protein, Total - Spot Urine (Strip Method) can provide several benefits, including:
    - Early intervention and treatment
    - Improved disease management
    - Reduced risk of complications
    - Improved quality of life

    faqFrequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    Frequently asked questions

    Proteinuria can be caused by several factors such as kidney disease, diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, and autoimmune disorders.
    Yes, dehydration can cause a temporary increase in protein levels in the urine.
    Yes, certain medications such as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors can affect protein levels in the urine.
    Yes, stress can cause temporary proteinuria.
    Yes, the Protein, Total - Spot Urine (Strip Method) test is an accurate diagnostic tool for detecting proteinuria. However, further tests may be required to identify the underlying cause of proteinuria.

    Why should Apollo be your preferred healthcare partner?

    • 40 Years of legacy and credibility in the healthcare industry.
    • NABL certified multi-channel digital healthcare platform.
    • Affordable diagnostic solutions with timely and accurate test results.
    • Up to 60% discount on Doorstep Diagnostic Tests, Home Sample Collection.
    • An inventory of over 100+ laboratories, spread across the country, operating out of 120+ cities with 1200+ collection centers, serving over 1800+ pin codes.

    The information mentioned above is meant for educational purposes only and should not be taken as a substitute to your Physician’s advice. It is highly recommended that the customer consults with a qualified healthcare professional to interpret test results