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what is the definition or description of: urinalysis?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
Routine test on urin: It is a routine test on urine which tests for concentration of urine with specific gravity, screening for glucose, protein, blood, nitrites which is a screening test for infection.And microscopic exam for white blood cells and red blood cells.
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Examination of urine: Physical, chemical & microscopic examination of urine.Includes following:appearance: color ?Cloudiness, specific gravity re: hydration status, ph re: acidity, glucose re:diabetes, bilirubin re:jandice/liver disease, ketones re:nutritional status, nitrite re:presence of infection, l'cyte esterase re:wbcs/pus cells 4 uti.Hemoglobin or blood. Microscopy refines finding of red&white cells, casts, crystal.

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