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Person—proteinuria status, code N{.N}

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Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termProteinuria status
METeOR identifier:Help on this term270346
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 01/03/2005
Definition:Help on this termWhether there is a presence of excessive protein in the urine of the person, as represented by a code.
Data Element Concept:Person—proteinuria status

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Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termCode
Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termN{.N}
Maximum character length:Help on this term2
Permissible values:Help on this term
ValueMeaning
1Negative for protein
1.1Microalbuminuria present
1.2Microalbuminuria not present
1.3Microalbuminuria not tested
2Proteinuria
3Not tested
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9Not stated/inadequately described

Collection and usage attributes

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CODE 1     Negative for protein

Negative for proteinuria - less than 1 plus on dipstick-testing or excretion of 300 mg or less of protein from 24-hour urine collection.

CODE 1.1   Microalbuminuria present

Microalbuminuria present

CODE 1.2   Microalbuminuria not present

Microalbuminuria not present

CODE 1.3   Microalbuminuria not tested

Microalbuminuria not tested

CODE 2      Proteinuria

Proteinuria - one or more pluses of protein in dipstick urinalysis or for a 24-hour urine collection, where the patient excretes more than 300 mg/per day of protein.

CODE 3      Not tested

Not tested - no urinalysis for proteinuria was taken.

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Where laboratory testing is used to determine Proteinuria status the categorisation must be substantiated by clinical documentation such as an official laboratory report.

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Collection methods:Help on this term

Dipstick testing can be used to test for protein in a urine specimen. Proteinuria (i.e. excessive protein in the urine) on dipstick urinalysis is described as one or more pluses of protein and for a 24-hour urine collection where the patient excretes more than 300 mg/day of protein.

Microalbuminuria can be determining using any one of the following tests: spot urine, timed urine (24-hour collection) or albumin/creatinine ratio. Although the presence of microalbuminuria does not warrant categorisation as proteinuria, it is clinically significant in the diagnosis and treatment of diabetes.

Comments:Help on this termIn settings where the monitoring of a person's health is ongoing and where a measure can change over time (such as general practice), the Patient—diagnosis date, DDMMYYYY should be recorded.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termCardiovascular Data Working Group

Relational attributes

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See also Patient—diagnosis date, DDMMYYYY Health, Standard 17/10/2018

Supersedes Proteinuria - status, version 1, DE, NHDD, NHIMG, Superseded 01/03/2005.pdf (16.7 KB)

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term

Cardiovascular disease (clinical) DSS Health, Superseded 15/02/2006

Cardiovascular disease (clinical) DSS Health, Superseded 04/07/2007

Cardiovascular disease (clinical) DSS Health, Superseded 22/12/2009

Cardiovascular disease (clinical) DSS Health, Superseded 01/09/2012

Cardiovascular disease (clinical) NBPDS Health, Standard 17/10/2018

Cardiovascular disease (clinical) NBPDS Health, Superseded 17/10/2018

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