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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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Buying a life insurance policy and they want to take blood/urine samples at my work. Why embarass me?

Buying a life insurance policy and they want to take blood/urine samples at my work. Why embarass me?

To make money: The insurance company needs to know what risks they are assuming when they insure you. Laboratory tests can help them determine if you have diabetes, high cholesterol, drug abuse etc. Riskier people pay higher insurance rates or may not be offered coverage at all. Healthy people are less risk and can be insured at less cost to the company. The embarrassing factor is not intended. ...Read more

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Had urine tested for blood, urine dark in mornings. Microscope showed no blood, but on stick showed a 2 reading, what do you think? Not all mornings

Had urine tested for blood, urine dark in mornings. Microscope showed no blood, but on stick showed a 2 reading, what do you think? Not all mornings

Not to worry: The dark urine in the morning is common. It shows dehydration and the pigments in the urine( bilirubin) get concentrated and give dark color to the urine. Nothing to worry, drink a large glass of water and urine will become normal. Main thing is the microscopic exam which does not show any blood.all the best, stop worrying. ...Read more

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Does masterbate causes blood urine?

Does masterbate causes blood urine?

Maybe: It might if during masterbation you bruised the urethra which is the opening of the bladder. The bleeding should stop on its own. If you have burning or pain with urination you may have a bladder infection - that also causes blood in the urine. If you have pain drink lots of water and call your doctor. ...Read more

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Can THC show up on a non-drug blood/urine test?

Can THC show up on a non-drug blood/urine test?

No: Relax. You cannot be tested for it without your knowledge / consent. ...Read more

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Blood/urine test in 3 days.. Alcohol, what to do?

Blood/urine test in 3 days.. Alcohol, what to do?

UDS vs. other: A standard urine drug screen (uds) usually does not test for ethanol (alcohol in beer/wine/etc.). Alcohol is usually tested by a blood alcohol level (bal) via blood draw. However, there is a test for urine that looks for ethyl glucuronide (etg), which is a breakdown product of ethanol, and is specifically designed to determine if you've had alcohol in the last 80 hours. ...Read more

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What's the definition of THC in a doctors standard blood/urine work-up?

What's the definition of THC in a doctors standard blood/urine work-up?

Marijuana urine test: Thc stands for tetrahydrocannibinol. It is the psychoactive component in marijuana/cannabis. The test looks for this. ...Read more

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Can a hernia cause occult blood urine?

Unlikely: While it is possible to have a hernia that is associated with the bladder, it would be unlikely to cause occult blood in he urine. I would recommend further investigation before i would believe that was the cause. ...Read more

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Which other reasons are there for red-blood urine except a uti?

Causes of hematuria: Hematuria can be caused by any bleeding in the urinary tract. It could be caused by a tumor of the kidney, kidney stones in the ureters or by a bladder tumor, among other things. Have your urine cultured and if you have hematuria with no uti, see a urologist for evaluation . If you do have a uti, have your urine analyzed after the infection to make sure it resolves. If not, see a urologist. ...Read more

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Can any drugs (legal or not) increase your blood & urine test results for dui?

Blood and urine...: ...Tests for dui are all looking for alcohol. The best way to not have blood alcohol results in the illegal range is to not drink and drive. But in answer to your question; i know of no drugs that don't contain alcohol that will make your blood alcohol level higher. Your blood alcohol level goes higher when you drink more alcohol. ...Read more

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How long does it take for hash, marjiuana, to disapear from blood, urine, hair?

How long does it take for hash, marjiuana, to disapear from blood, urine, hair?

Depends on duration: Of use. Chronic use of marijuana may render urine test positive for up to four weeks. It lasts in the hair for months depending on the length of hair. Hair has to grow out and fall out for the drug to disappear. Any part of the hair that grew during drug use will have the drug. ...Read more

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I have several seemingly unrelated, undiagnosed symptoms of varying periods. Would a battery of blood/urine tests be a starting point?

I have several seemingly unrelated, undiagnosed symptoms of varying periods. Would a battery of blood/urine tests be a starting point?

Possibly: Every complaint can be handled differently per the physician you see. Some complaints may not need testing and others might. Please see your doctor as soon as you can for complete history taking and physical. Good luck. ...Read more

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Hi sir,I smoked weed fa six months now I stopped for past 15 days..Now am in compel to undergo blood,urine test,chest scan.How shall I clear it..

Hi sir,I smoked weed fa six months now I stopped for past 15 days..Now am in compel to undergo  blood,urine test,chest scan.How shall I clear it..

You are OK: The half life of marijuana is is variable with a mean value of between 13-20 hours. It takes approximately 6 half lives for a drug to be eliminated from your system. 20*6/24=5 days. The marijuana will stay in your system for about 5 days. Take this opportunity and stay clean. ...Read more

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3 mon ago i was a heavy user, in the last 3 months I have used about 1 small joint every 2 weeks how long would the pot me in my blood urine and ha?

3 mon ago i was a heavy user, in the last 3 months I have used about 1 small joint every 2 weeks how long would the pot me in my blood urine and ha?

Could be weeks: Thc is fat soluble so depending how much you have stored and how much you weigh determines levels in the urine. Tests are pretty sensitive nowadays. ...Read more

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My bun level is 16mg/dl and my creatinine 0.62 mg/dl normals but bun/creatinine is 26.1 should I be worried? I was fasting. Other blood & urine ok!

Nope: The ratio is high due to a relative increase in the BUN with a perfectly normal cr. You may have been a bit dehydrated with the fast. No issue here. ...Read more