24-hour urine collection, which measures the total
amount of protein in the urine collected over 24 hours. You will be diagnosed
with nephrotic syndrome if you have more than 3
grams of protein in your urine.
Blood test for albumin. Lower levels of albumin in the
blood can cause fluid to collect in the ankles, lungs, or
Creatinine and creatinine clearance.
Results of these tests give information on how well your kidneys are
Blood profile tests to measure the amount of protein,
cholesterol, and sugar (glucose) in the blood.
Kidney ultrasound to look at the kidneys. This exam
can rule out other causes of your symptoms.
You may need other tests before treatment for nephrotic
syndrome begins. These include:
People with proteinuria have urine with an abnormal amount of protein. The condition is often a sign of kidney disease.
Healthy kidneys do not allow a significant amount of protein to pass through their filters. But filters damaged by kidney disease may let proteins such as albumin leak from the blood into the urine.
Proteinuria can also be a result of overproduction of proteins by the body.
Kidney disease often has no early symptoms. One of its first signs may be proteinuria that's discovered...