Vivoo's protein box analyzes the presence of protein in your urine.
Albumin is the most abundant type of protein that is synthesized by the liver and found in the blood. It has an important role in regulating the exchange that takes place between organs and tissues through the blood.
Albumin constitutes approximately 60% of protein in blood and is also found in fluids found in body tissues and in blood circulation. In other words, albumin is a type of protein found in the body's blood, muscles, skin, tears, and bile.
Normally, albumin does not appear in the urine, but it may appear in the urine in some unusual situations.
Protein in Urine
The kidneys filter out harmful substances found in the blood, and excrete these substances through urine. Protein is not a harmful substance, so you typically wouldn’t expect to detect protein in your urine.
However, there are some situations where protein might be detected in your urine, such as when you are dehydrated, engage in strenuous exercise, and when you experience emotional stress.
How Does Vivoo Measure Protein?
Vivoo’s at-home urine test strips offer a convenient, straightforward, and fuss-free way for you to check on your urinary protein levels anytime and anywhere. Our protein parameter measures your urinary protein. Fluctuations in urinary protein levels are usually not a cause for concern, as they may be temporary a result of exercise or dehydration.
Certain situations could also cause a temporary increase in your urinary protein levels, including:
- Extreme temperatures (hot or cold)
- Emotional stress
These situations can temporarily alter the functioning of the kidney and result in protein in the urine. However, your urine should return to normal once these situations have been resolved.
Here’s how to interpret your Vivoo test results:
1.Score: 10/10, Label: Great, Value: 0 mg/dL Protein (Albumin)
If you receive a "great" result, it means that your body is in good condition. That said, you should still be mindful of maintaining a great protein level, and should still check your protein values regularly.
2. Score: Between 9/10 to 6/10, Label: Moderate, Value: 0 < X ≤ 150 mg/dL Protein (Albumin)
If you receive a "moderate" result, it means that your urine contains small amounts of protein. Protein in the urine may occasionally occur in healthy people due to stress, exercise, medication, or exposure to cold. If any of these situations apply to you, use Vivoo to analyze your urine again once these situations have resolved to see if the protein is still present in your urine. Note that lifestyle changes can help normalize protein levels.
3. Score: Between 5/10 to 1/10 Label: Weak, Value: > 150 mg/dL Protein (Albumin)
If you receive a "weak" result, it means that your urine contains high concentrations of protein.
If the receive a “moderate” and/or “weak” test result, you might consider adopting the following lifestyle changes to prevent greater protein levels in urine:
- Eat a healthy diet
- Drink enough fluids
- Lose weight
- Quit smoking
- Avoid certain pain relievers
It's a smart idea to monitor your urine protein levels regularly, as protein is normally not found in urine. Vivoo makes this easy by offering you the convenience of checking your protein level anytime and anywhere.