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Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2001 Oct;185(4):804-7.

Correlation of quantitative protein measurements in 8-, 12-, and 24-hour urine samples for the diagnosis of preeclampsia.

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Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Good Samaritan Hospital, and the E. Kenneth Hatton MD Institute for Research and Education, Cincinnati, OH, USA.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

The purpose of this study is to determine if a patient's 8- and/or 12-hour urine total protein values correlate with the 24- hour value to confirm the diagnosis of preeclampsia.

STUDY DESIGN:

The study population included 65 patients with hypertensive disorders of pregnancy. Patients' urine was collected over 24 hours with the first 8 hours, next 4 hours, and remaining 12 hours collected in separate containers. The urine volume, and total protein and creatinine levels were measured in the 8-, 12-, and 24-hour samples. The 8- and 12-hour results were compared to the 24-hour results by use of simple regression analysis.

RESULTS:

Of the 65 patients, 20 had no proteinuria, 37 had mild proteinuria, and 8 had severe proteinuria. The results of the 8- hour sample correlated with those of the 24-hour sample for patients with mild (P <.001) and severe disease (P =.003). The 12-hour sample correlated with the 24-hour sample for patients with no disease (P <.001), mild proteinuria (P <.001), and severe proteinuria (P =.0003).

CONCLUSION:

Total protein values for 8- and 12-hour urine samples correlate positively with values for 24-hour samples for patients with proteinuria. The results for 12- and 24-hour samples correlate for patients without proteinuria.

PMID:
11641655
DOI:
10.1067/mob.2001.117302
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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