How is proteinuria differentiated?

Updated: Mar 25, 2020
  • Author: Beje Thomas, MD; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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Proteinuria can be differentiated on the basis of any of the following:

  • Amount of protein (nephrotic or non-nephrotic)
  • Type of protein (albuminuria or low molecular weight proteinuria)
  • Underlying pathological damage (glomerular vs non-glomerular).

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