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Why positive results from protein test strips in urine samples in men can put the patient's health at risk due to over-treatment 
  • Dr. Carolina Diamandis,
  • Yousef Abbas,
  • Jonathan Feldman
Dr. Carolina Diamandis
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Yousef Abbas
Jonathan Feldman

Abstract

Testing for microscopic blood traces, protein and other parameters by means of test strips has been a standard method in general medical and urological practices for years, but also in private settings. We report a potential source of error in the measurement of protein content of urine in men which has never been addressed in the manufacturer's instructions or in other publications.