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A 17-year-old male asked:

just had a urinalysis. and specific gravity was 1.005 and ph 7.0. is this ok? my norm specific grav is 1.20 or so.

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Dr. John Tillett
Urology 22 years experience
Yes: Lower specific gravity on ua simply means that you were more hydrated, and your urine less concentrated, than the last time you gave a specimen. Your ph is also within the normal ranges.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
That's fine Matt: Your urine specific gravity will vary between 1.003 and 1.030 depending on how much water you've been drinking. Your pH will fluctuate between 5 and 8 or so depending on what you've been eating and goodness-only-knows what else. We've met before; you're interested in your body and you may enjoy experimenting -- get some urinalysis test strips and explore. Best wishes.

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