Disadvantages of 24-hour Urine Collection Test

The measurement of protein excretion over a 24-hour urine period has been considered the gold standard for quantitative evaluation of proteinuria in pregnancy.

  • time consuming (24 hours)
  • delays in the diagnosis
  • missed diagnoses
  • inconvenient for women, as well as clinical staff
  • has cost implications (hospital admission necessary)
  • subject to errors such as incomplete collection

There is a need for a quick, reliable, acceptable and cost effective alternative test.

Nedaa Obeid , Ruth O’Kelly, Feras Abu Saadeh, Vivion Crowley, Sean Daly
Research and Reports in Gynaecology and Obstetrics 2018 Volume 2 Issue 1