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Hi,


I recently noticed that I'm having foamy urine especially in the morning. I had my lab 3 months ago and came back normal.

Sodium:140 mmol/L ( 135 - 145 )

Potassium:4.5 mmol/L ( 3.5 - 5.2 )

Creatinine:83 umol/L ( 60 - 105 )

Urate:0.26 mmol/L ( 0.20 - 0.42 )

eGFR:> 90 mL/min/1.73m2

I visited GP 2x now and just did dipstick for both visits. I was advised that since it is negative nothing to worry about. However, urine still persistently foamy. Attached is the picture of my urine

I was diagnosed to have type2 diabetes 2011. But for the past year, my Hba1C is normal.
HbA1c:33 mmol/mol

Can I rely on the dipstick result or still need to go do lab tests again?

I'm Southeast Asian, 36yo and 89 kg.
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Hello,

Protein in the urine is the only significant cause of foamy urine. If your dipstick is negative, you likely have nothing to worry about. To ensure even greater accuracy, you can ask for a urinary albumin to creatine ratio rather than a dipstick.

Jordan
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