A 38-year-old female asked:
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Is it possible to have a normal urinalysis with central diabetes and normal urine specific gravity? If so, how?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Yes: When the question is central diabetes insipidus (you DO mean diabetes insipidus, right?), urine SG should be masured by hygrometer or something more precise than the urinalysis strip. "Normal" SG is 1.003 to 1.030 depending on the variables that life provides. If you can concentrate your urine above 1.020, I'm doubting it's diabetes insipidus. Best wishes.
Answered on Dec 22, 2014
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