Urinalysis is one of the most common tests that your doctor will order. It's a simple test that can help diagnose a wide variety of conditions, including infection and disease. When you have an urinalysis, the lab technician will check for several things:
Hematuria, or blood in your urine;
Proteins in your urine; and
When you have a urine test, your doctor will check for hematuria, or blood in your urine. This can be caused by many conditions including kidney disease and bladder cancer.
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Hematuria is a common finding, and it's usually harmless. Most people have hematuria at some point in their lives, but most of the time there isn't any underlying cause for it.
Hematuria can be caused by kidney stones or urinary tract infections (UTIs), among other things. In rare cases, it may be a sign of cancerous tumors in the kidneys or bladder lining--but this is very rare: only one out of every 100 people who have hematuria will actually have cancer as its cause.
Protein levels are measured in milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL). A normal level of protein is less than 150 mg/dL, and a high level is more than 300 mg/dL. If you have too much protein in your urine, this can be an early sign of kidney disease or another serious condition.
A doctor will also look for other proteins in the urine sample. If there is more than one type of abnormal protein present during a urinalysis test, it may indicate that there's an underlying problem with your kidneys or urinary tract--like lupus nephritis or IgA nephropathy
The presence of proteins in your urine is normal. However, some proteins can be harmful to the kidneys and other parts of the body. Bence Jones protein is a type of protein that can cause kidney failure or other serious complications if left untreated.
Bence Jones protein is found in people with multiple myeloma, which is a type of cancer affecting plasma cells in bone marrow. This type of cancer causes too many abnormal plasma cells to grow and multiply uncontrollably throughout the body's tissues and organs, causing damage as they spread through bones or soft tissue throughout different parts of the body (such as blood vessels).
It's important to know that not all Bence Jones proteins will show up on a normal urine test. A normal urine test does not rule out Bence Jones protein levels in the blood or urine, so if you want to be sure about your results, ask your doctor for a second opinion from an expert.
A normal urine test does not rule out Bence Jones protein levels in the blood or urine.
Bence Jones proteins are present in the urine, but not all of them. A normal urine test therefore does not rule out Bence Jones protein levels in the blood or urine.
A doctor may perform a blood test to detect these abnormal proteins if they suspect that you have myeloma (cancer of bone marrow) or another type of cancer, especially if there is no obvious cause for your symptoms such as weight loss and bone pain.
Bence Jones protein is a type of protein that is found in the urine of patients with multiple myeloma. It can also be found in some patients with other types of cancer, but not all.
This means that if your doctor sends you for a Bence Jones test, there's no guarantee that it will show up on your results--and even if it does, it doesn't necessarily mean you have cancer!
You may be wondering, "What does Bence Jones protein look like?"
Bence Jones protein is a type of abnormal protein that can be found in urine. It's usually not present in healthy people, but it can be detected in patients with multiple myeloma or some types of leukemia.
It's important to note that not all patients with multiple myeloma will have this abnormal substance in their urine (or blood). If you're concerned about whether or not your results are normal, talk to your doctor about what they mean for you specifically--they'll know better than anyone else whether or not they should raise red flags.
A normal urine test doesn't mean your diagnosis is wrong. It's a screening test, not a diagnostic test.
A normal urine protein level might just mean that you've had a recent meal or drink that contains protein. Or perhaps you're experiencing dehydration because of hot weather or intense exercise.
In some cases where multiple myeloma has been diagnosed based on other tests (like an MRI), it may be possible for doctors to use the results of this initial urinalysis as evidence that no further testing is needed at this time because there's no reason for concern about abnormal cells in the kidneys or bladder lining--and therefore no need for further follow-up testing such as CT scans or biopsies. This could save you money and time spent in waiting rooms!
You can have a normal urine test and still have multiple myeloma, but this is uncommon.
The urine test is just one of several tests that can be used to diagnose multiple myeloma. It's not the only test used to diagnose the disease, so if your doctor wants to check for Bence Jones protein in your urine after an abnormal blood test or other signs of multiple myeloma have been found on examination, it's best not to get too excited just yet! A normal result doesn't rule out this type of cancer completely; it only means that there isn't enough evidence at this stage (with these particular results) that you have it.
While a normal urine test does not rule out a diagnosis of multiple myeloma, it can be normal in some cases. A urine test is not the only way to diagnose multiple myeloma and some patients will have no symptoms at all until they start experiencing problems with their bones or kidneys.
The best way to know whether you have this disease is to visit your doctor for an exam and blood test.
It's important to know that not all Bence Jones proteins will show up on a normal urine test. If you have any concerns about your health or symptoms, talk with your doctor.