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what do they look for in urine tests

A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bahman Omrani
16 years experience Pain Management
Not routine: It is not tested for routinely on regular outpatient urine drug testing. If you are suboxone your doctor will check you randomly to make sure you are ... Read More
Dr. Philip Gilly
38 years experience Addiction Medicine
It can be ...: but it needs to be specifically tested for buprenorphine
Dr. Mark Shukhman
30 years experience Addiction Medicine
No, unless...: Suboxone normally is not detected on standard tests used by your employer etc. It can be reliably detected, along with its metabolites, on a specializ ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Not so: Usually skipping a few meals produces mild ketonuria, and non-fasting isn't a problem here. Is there a misunderstanding? High ketone levels have a var ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Moez Khorsandi
26 years experience Urology
GC, chlamydia: Gonorrhea and chlamydia can be detected with urine tests. Most other std's are detected by blood tests.
Dr. Omega Edwards
18 years experience Infectious Disease
Gonorrhea and Chlamy: Gonorrhea and chlamydia can both be tested from a urine specimen.
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Inaccurate: Too dilute urine may not provide accurate results and not just for bacteria. A usual specimen for urine analysis is the first voided sample in the mor ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
Temporary, maybe: 24 hour urine tests for catecholamines are checking for epinephrine, norepinephrine, & other compounds that can be produced by catecholamine-secreting ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Antibodies: Perhaps it is time to review basic biology. Antibodies are proteins made by the human to try to kill off or fight a foreign bug or virus. Antibodies a ... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Both: Urine protein when measured as mg/dl does not take into account the concentration or dilution of urine. A 24 hour urine protein quantity would be the ... Read More
A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
9 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Which test?: A 55 year old male needs to be checked with a scope to rule out bladder cancer, unfortunately. This is a treatable disease that often presents with p ... Read More
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A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Krick
35 years experience Urology
Possibly: in general, it is a good idea to do the urinalysis before a digital rectal exam of the prostate. It's impossible to know if the white blood cells woul ... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rawhi Omar
43 years experience Pathology
Investige: It is abnormal to have protein in the urine; it implies kidney disease which may be related to drugs, infection or something else. It needs investiga ... Read More
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