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Urinalysis Test

Urinalysis Test

$20.00

Helps screen for a variety of conditions including kidney disease and diabetes.

Produced as a waste product by the kidneys, your urine can tell you a lot about the state of your health. Many disorders may be detected in their early stages by identifying substances that are generally not present in the urine or by measuring abnormal levels of certain substances including glucose, protein, bilirubin, and bacteria.

A urinalysis (UA) examines the appearance, concentration, and content of urine, which can aid the detection of conditions including urinary tract infections, kidney diseases, and diabetes.

SAMPLE TYPE
Urine

Whats included?

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Epithelial Cells (non renal)

A measure of the number of epithelial cells in urine; a type of cell found on your skin, urinary tract, and organs.

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Epithelial Cells (renal)

A measure of the number of epithelial cells in urine; a type of cell found on your skin, urinary tract, and organs.

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Specific Gravity

A measure of urine concentration, determined by comparing the density of urine to the density of water, and used to help evaluate hydration status and other urinalysis results.

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Protein (Urine)

Measures the level of a protein called albumin in urine.

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Nitrite (Urine)

Detects if nitrites, byproducts of nitrogen waste, are present in the urine. Nitrites in the urine are often the result of certain bacteria that when growing in the bladder, ureters, or kidneys can be a sign of a urinary tract infection (UTI) or other causes.

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pH

Measures the acidity or alkalinity of urine.

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Urine Color

The visual examination and classification of the urine’s color.

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Occult Blood 

Detects hemoglobin which usually indicates the presence of microscopic blood in the urine, also known as hematuria.

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Ketones

Measures the level of ketones; compounds made by the liver in response to your body burning fat for energy instead of glucose.

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Red Blood Count

If indicated, measures the number of red blood cells (erythrocytes). Red blood cells contain hemoglobin, a protein that carries oxygen throughout the body.

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White Blood Count

If indicated, this detects the number of white blood cells (leukocytes) in the body, cells that fight off infections and foreign agents that may infect the body.

Why consider this test?

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Routine Wellness

A UA is often ordered as part of a routine medical examination to monitor your general health and, in conjunction with other tests and a clinical examination, to help screen for a variety of conditions, including kidney disease and diabetes.1

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Curious Symptoms

A UA can be an excellent tool to determine if any symptoms you may be having (such as back pain and urinary difficulties) could be a result of an abnormality, which you could discuss with your healthcare provider in the pursuit of diagnosis and treatment.1

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Kidney Health

More than 661,000 Americans have kidney failure. Of these, 468,000 individuals are on dialysis, and roughly 193,000 live with a functioning kidney transplant.1

References

1. “Urinalysis.” Mayo Clinic, Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, 28 Dec. 2017, www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/urinalysis/about/pac-20384907.