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Medscape J Med. 2008 Apr 22;10(4):98.

A prospective comparison of random urine protein-creatinine ratio vs 24-hour urine protein in women with preeclampsia.

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Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, PGIMER, Chandigarh, India.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To assess the diagnostic accuracy of random urine protein-creatinine ratio for the prediction of significant proteinuria in patients with preeclampsia.

STUDY DESIGN:

155 pregnant patients diagnosed to have hypertension in late pregnancy were instructed to collect urine during a 24-hour period. Protein-creatinine ratio was evaluated in a random urinary specimen. Out of these, 120 patients fulfilled the inclusion criteria. The predictive value of the random urinary protein-creatinine ratio for the diagnosis of significant proteinuria was estimated by using a 300-mg protein level within the collected 24-hour urine as the gold standard.

RESULTS:

104 patients (86.67%) had significant proteinuria. There was significant association between 24-hour protein excretion and the random urine protein-creatinine ratio (r(s)=0.596, P < .01). With a cut-off protein-creatinine ratio greater than 1.14 as a predictor of significant proteinuria, sensitivity and specificity were 72% and 75%, respectively. The positive predictive value was 94.9% and negative predictive value was 29.2%.

CONCLUSION:

The random urine protein-creatinine ratio was not a good predictor of significant proteinuria in patients with preeclampsia.

PMID:
18504482
PMCID:
PMC2390693
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