My 24 hour urine shows creatinine at 1.48g/24hr, protein at 162mg/24hr and protein/creatinine ratio 110mg/g. My albumin was 3.5 while eating normally with protein bars 3 times a wek. I have been dealing with severe dependent edema for over 1 year and taking diuretics because of this. This is the first test showing abnormalities, besides my ANA. I am worried about damaging my kidnyes. What should I do now? I have family memebers saying I should have a kidney biopsy. I am still waiting for an appointment with a nephrologist.