by email@example.com (322 Posts), Mon Nov 05, 2007 12:25 am
My question is related to lab results that seem to be conflicting to me, and I do not understand the flucuation. I am in kind to believe that they are wrong, and I wondered if any clarification of them can be given to me. The are in reference to the PIH Panel and 24 hour urine tests.
My doctors have had me repeat the preeclamptic labs due to my history every 4 weeks up until week 29, now every week. I am now 31 weeks pregnant.
My baseline for the 24 hour urine was 68mg/24hrs
8/14 - Urine Creatinine 72.4, 24 hr Creat. Clearance 365.0, Urine Protein 7.0, 24 hour urine protein 126.00mg
9/21 - Urine Creatinine 79.2, 24 hr Creat. Clearance 100.6, Urine Protein <5.0, 24 hr urine protein (not listed)
9/27 - Urine Creatinine 81.0, Urine Protein 30.0, 24 hour urine protein 525.00mg (test repeated because OB felt 9/21 results were inaccurate.)
10/04- Urine Creatinine 68.6, 24 hr Creat. Clearance 100.5, Urine Protein 30.00, 24 hr urine protein 525.00mg
10/11 - Urine Creatinine 42.2, 24 hr Creat. Clearance 68.5, Urine Protein 6.0, 24 hr urine protein 105.00mg
Im no doctor or anything but it seems strange to me that particularly the 24 hour urine would change so radically in such a short time. Is it possible for it to read high one day, then a few days later be low again? And as far as other signs of a problem, how important is the urine creatinine and the 24 hour creat. Clearance. I just want to know from an expert opinion, do these lab values seem to wildly flucuate or are they fine and can vary as they have for me.
By the way my blood pressures have been fine. Earlier in my pregnancy they were low for me 110/60, now they are running average about 123/78 occassionally 126/84 but nothing higher than that. I have a history of preeclampsia, this is my third pregnancy I had preeclampsia with my first born at 33 weeks 3lb 10oz, and Severe PE/HELLP with my second born at 31 weeks at 2lbs. 11oz. With my second pregnancy I believe I had somewhere in the neighborhood of 7000+ grams of protein in my urine before I was delivered.
Any information/direction you can provide would be helpful.