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Low Level Of Protein In Urine

Published: May 14, 2012
Dear TeenHealthFX,
What does it mean when you have a low level of protein in your urine (15yrs old).
Signed: Low Level Of Protein In Urine

Dear Low Level Of Protein In Urine,


It is not uncommon for protein to be detected in a urine sample and need not be cause for alarm. Many people have low levels of protein in their urine. The spot urine test, which is a basic screen, does not tell you how much protein is present. If your doctor is concerned, he or she will order additional tests that will determine if there is a problem.

The kidneys are designed to stop proteins from being lost in your urine. If protein is present in the urine it could mean that the mechanism in the kidney is being overwhelmed by the amount of protein in your system or that the kidney is not functioning the way it should.

Signed: TeenHealthFX