Strenuous activity can lead to high protein levels in the urinalysis. That's what happened to DS. He had a remedial to retest. He scheduled the retest early in the morning on a Monday and took it easy over the weekend. He drank so much water prior to the appointment, I thought he was going to float away.
Don't sweat it. It is a common remedial and no big deal, it just requires some planning. Some DoDMERB doctors don't even do the urinalysis, some do.
Our situation was exactly this: summer DoDMRB exam, DS has intense football practices. Which is his norm. We didn’t have the “avoid strenuous” instructions, went to exam after practice. Received a remedial request, to test for protein spillage. Had to fast before so he scheduled appointment before school (took FOREVER...DS was thirstyyyy. And they did it wrong -dipstick vs lab- so he got to do it alllllll over again [emoji849]).
We scheduled on a Monday, and DS did not do team weekend practice, with blessing of his Coach (missing a game would have been another thing...but missing a practice or two, that made sense to us and Coach). Our thought was that it was important to take care of this for his future. Now to have
to do it TWICE bc DR office messed up the technical part? THAT was annoying. So might be worth a mention to staff at your appointment (our assigned DR office does a lot of dipstick urinalysis’ for drug screens...not used to microscopy requirement).
If you want a greater chance of avoiding a remedial requirement, schedule exam to where you can chill for a couple days before. Otherwise the remedial is very common: but you will have to avoid strenuous exercise prior to retesting.
A side note: was discussing all this just last week with another family DR, and he mentioned that supplements and/or powders that contain protein can also add to protein spillage. So if those are part of regiment, stop using prior to appointment as well. DS doesn’t use any, but still had to remediate.