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Does a simple urine analysis, Semen analysis and urine culture can reveal STDs if there is any?

Does a simple urine analysis, Semen analysis and urine culture can reveal STDs if there is any?

No: In the US, your physician will need to order specific tests for things like gonococcus and chlamydia in order for those to be done. ...Read more

Urine (Definition)

Urine is the product of the kidneys, which is produced to eliminate the waste products of metabolism, manage body fluid balance, &maintain acid-base balance. The blood is first filtered by the kidneys, and the composition of the resulting fluid is then altered depending on the body's needs. It is composed of mostly water, and breakdown products from blood cells impart ...Read more


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My urine analysis says the urine is clear but the cytology report says it's cloudy. I have only squamous and urothelial cells present. Why is that?

My urine analysis says the urine is clear but the cytology report says it's cloudy.  I have only squamous and urothelial cells present.  Why is that?

Urinalysis: urinalysis does not detect squamous cells or urinary sediment. "Cloudy" urine is usually due to heavy urinary sediment if infection has been ruled out. This may be a result of incomplete voiding, inadequate fluid ingestion or medications precipitating out in your urine. ...Read more

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Can a simple urine analysis, urine culture or semen analysis report detects HIV infections/bacteria or stds?

Can a simple urine analysis, urine culture or semen analysis report detects HIV infections/bacteria or stds?

Std: All std diseases including hiv, can be easily diagnosed by blood test or a urethral swab. Urine or semen analysis are not recommended to screen for std's. ...Read more

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Cloudy urine for 1week, tested at docs (dipstick analysis), he said my urine was fine albeit cloudy, the test was negative/normal, why is cloudy?

Cloudy urine for 1week, tested at docs (dipstick analysis), he said my urine was fine albeit cloudy, the test was negative/normal, why is cloudy?

Entirely normal: Same questioner as 2 days ago (?). Same reply: Cloudy urine is not abnormal if it occurs without other symptoms like painful urination, urgency, or discharge. It's due to intake of fluids, various foods, etc. Cloudiness usually is from microscopic phosphate crystals; you can check this possibility by adding a few drops of vinegar to a urine sample, which probably will turn it crystal clear. ...Read more

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How can I read my urine analysis?

How can I read my urine analysis?

See below: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that, therefore the best thing would be to discuss it with your doctor. You may educate yourself by visiting this site: http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/urine-test ...Read more

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Why would alchohol not show up on a urine analysis?

Why would alchohol not show up on a urine analysis?

Specific urine tests: Have been developed & used; however, none has been completely reliable so far. For example, positive ethyl glucuronide tests can result from use of hand sanitizers, medications, hygiene products, cosmetics, foods, some laundry detergents & other products that contain small levels of alcohol. Blood alcohol levels, breathalyzers, saliva & hair sample tests are more reliable. ...Read more

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How can I pass a urine analysis in less than 24 houts?

How can I pass a urine analysis in less than 24 houts?

Urine Drug Screening: Unfortunately, the best answer is to not take the test if you have ingested something they are testing for. Every kind of drug that is tested will have differing levels based upon when you last took them. But, even this can change based upon how much you have also ingested. Modern drug and alcohol screening is getting harder and harder to trick. Please postpone the test if you can. ...Read more