Urine Test Finding DVT
A high level of the protein albumin that is found in urine tests may
indicate increased risks of developing vein clots including Deep Vein
Thrombosis (DVT). This research has come out on the wake of DVT making
headlines. DVT news had been all over the news from DVT awareness month to
the dangers associated with long haul flights. For people who are high risk
patients, especially those with varicose veins should consider taking
precautions like compression socks or even urine tests to assess their
AJC Media Solutions reported on the study saying, "Tests to detect albumin
and other proteins in the urine now are commonly done to help assess the
risk of problems caused by damage to the arteries, which carry blood from
the heart. Those tests now generally are done in people in people known to
be at risk because of conditions including diabetes and high blood pressure.
Those conditions can reduce the function of kidneys, which remove proteins
from the blood. This latest study indicates that such a urine test could
also help assess the risk of problems in the veins, which carry blood back
to the heart, said Dr. Ron T. Gansevoort, an associate professor of
nephrology at Groningen, who oversaw the research."
This may be a huge step forward for the field of vein health because there
are currently no tests that check for DVT, only instead high risk patients
that end up with the symptoms and thus get treated.