Clinical Significance of Proteinuria in Pregnancy

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Abstract

Target Audience:

Obstetricians & Gynecologists, Family Physicians

Learning Objectives:

After completion of this article, the reader should be able to state that measurement of urinary protein levels by simple techniques are not sensitive or specific, recall that both hypertension and proteinuria may be absent in patients with preeclampsia, and explain that proteinuria is not predictive of adverse outcomes and that delivery should not be based on protein excretion alone.

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