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Spot urinary protein analysis for excluding significant proteinuria in pregnancy.
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PMID:  23259873     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
The aim of this research was to compare the accuracy of urinary protein/creatinine ratio (PCR) and albumin/creatinine ratio (ACR) in defining optimal cut-off points to rule-out significant proteinuria (>300 mg/24 h) in pregnancy. The secondary outcome measure was to determine the investigation of choice to evaluate proteinuria used by maternity units in the UK. PCR and ACR were calculated on first (PCR1, ACR1) void urine samples of the 24-hour urinary protein collection (24UP). Sensitivity and specificity was calculated for different cut-off points for PCR1 and ACR1 to rule-out significant proteinuria. An online survey was sent to RCOG members questioning them on their investigation of choice to evaluate proteinuria. We concluded from our results that both PCR and ACR are good rule-out tests for significant proteinuria in pregnancy using cut-off points of <20 mg/mmol and <2.5 mg/mmol. PCR is the investigation of choice in 56% of UK units studied.
C Wilkinson; D Lappin; A Vellinga; H M Heneghan; R O'Hara; J Monaghan
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of obstetrics and gynaecology : the journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology     Volume:  33     ISSN:  1364-6893     ISO Abbreviation:  J Obstet Gynaecol     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
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Created Date:  2012-12-24     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8309140     Medline TA:  J Obstet Gynaecol     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  24-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Specialist Training Scheme in General Practice , Ballinasloe.
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