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lab tests?
Nov 27, 2005

had a urinalysis done I am on truvada sustiva evrything was normal except specific gravity >1.030and protein 30mg/dl are theses numbers indicative of something real wrong ? thank you for all you guys do for us! I was fasting at the time for a cholesterol check would that have anything to do with it?

Response from Dr. Young

Thank you for your post and comments.

The high urinary specific gravity usually means that you were dehydrated at the time of the lab test. As such, having a slightly elevated protein level is not unexpected.

Nevertheless, because tenofovir can cause kidney injury among persons with preexisiting kidney impairment, I'd be sure that the test be repeated (when you're better hydrated), just to be sure that everything is ok, as I'd expect.

Good health, BY



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