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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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Nurse retracted 2 months old foreskin today to take a bagged urine sample. Aren't you not supposed to retract until it naturally breaks apart?

Nurse retracted 2 months old foreskin today to take a bagged urine sample. Aren't you not supposed to retract until it naturally breaks apart?

Depends: If it moves easily enough it is pulled back enough to get a free flow of urine.Otherwise it is just a foreskin washout and not as helpful. To get a "clean" specimen you would otherwise need to slip a catheter in. ...Read more

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I did a urine sample at my first midwife appt, they then asked for a 2nd sample but couldn't tell me why! They have now asked for a 3rd! What's wrong?

I did a urine sample at my first midwife appt, they then asked for a 2nd sample but couldn't tell me why! They have now asked for a 3rd! What's wrong?

Probably nothing: Many people now check urines on pregnant women at each check to monitor proactively for things like signs of infection, protein or blod in urine, monitor fluid status. It is likely this is just part of your midwife's routine and that nothing is wrong at all. It's just like taking your pulse, blood pressure and other vital signs when you're pregnant. ...Read more

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Why has my urine sample got white bits in it?

Why has my urine sample got white bits in it?

Possible yeast...: It could be related to a yeast infection (fungal vaginal infection caused by candida albicans) especially if you have vaginal itching, irritation and whitish thick discharge. If this is the case talk to your doctor in order to get medication prescribed for it. ...Read more

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Should my urine sample be tea colour, what are the possible causes?

Should my urine sample be tea colour, what are the possible causes?

Urine color: If color is very intense it could be related to dehydration. Also if it is more reddish probably it could be related to some blood diluted in it. The best way to tell is be performing a full urinalysis. If you are having symptoms and changes in the quality of you urine you should get cheeks and tested in order to find out what is going on. ...Read more

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What does bacteria 3+ mean in the urine sample results?

What does bacteria 3+ mean in the urine sample results?

Not much.: Bacteria in the urine as an isolated event is not very helpful or specific. This could be caused by a poor collection or by actual bacteria in the urine this does not necessarily indicate an infection. Urinary tract infection is usually heralded by pain urgency and frequency of urination ...Read more

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What could crystals in the urine sample with back pain mean?

What could crystals in the urine sample with back pain mean?

Kidney Stones?: It may mean that your back pain may be coming from kidney stones, gravel or sludge lodged in your kidney, bladder, or in the tube connecting the two (ureters). ...Read more

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Is 3.5 EU/dL a normal range for urobilinogen in urine sample?

Is 3.5 EU/dL a normal range for urobilinogen in urine sample?

Useless test: This test is not of any value. So you do not have to worry about any value in the urine. If you have any concerns, get a liver function tests (LFTs) panel done. This is what can reflect in the urine but it is better to go to the source of the potential problem than indirect testing in the urine. ...Read more

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Do they take a blood or urine sample when testing for pneumonia?

Do they take a blood or urine sample when testing for pneumonia?

Maybe: The complete blood cell count can sometimes help a doc narrow down the potential cause of a pneumonia and a blood culture can find the germ if it is in the blood. Urine is not much of a help but often taken to verify normal kidney function. Many docs know its pneumonia from the exam and or chest x-ray and may treat on that basis. ...Read more

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Will adding vinegar to a urine sample help to pass a drug test?

Will adding vinegar to a urine sample help to pass a drug test?

No: All vinegar will do is decrease the ph or increase the acidity of the sample. Drug tests are very sophisticated and can detect trace amounts very easily. ...Read more

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Is it normal to feel pain even after a catheter is insert for a urine sample?

Is it normal to feel pain even after a catheter is insert for a urine sample?

No: A Foley catheter can cause urethral discomfort and bladder spasms. They usually resolve after the first several times you urinate. ...Read more

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Will an unrefrigerated urine sample cause an EtG test to test false positive?

Will an unrefrigerated urine sample cause an EtG test to test false positive?

No: ETG detects a metaboloite of alcohol. The modification occurs in the liver. If glucose is present in the urine that could get fermented into alcohol, but not into Etg as that requires an action by the liver. ...Read more

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When I gave a urine sample they found protein in my urine what does that mean?

When I gave a urine sample they found protein in my urine what does that mean?

Causes of protein: In the urine ate multiple. Hypertension can cause this, as well as other primary kidney problems. Your doctor will want to see how much protein there is after maybe repeating a sample, and go from there. If you are hypertensive, tighter blood pressure control is the thing to do. Hope all goes well for you. ...Read more

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How common is it to still feel pain after a catheter was inserted for a urine sample?

How common is it to still feel pain after a catheter was inserted for a urine sample?

Possibly: Unfortunately catheter insertions don't always go completely smoothly and can irritate the tissues of the urethra. ...Read more

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Getting pus cells in urine sample 02-04/HPF constantly from 5 years? What does this show

Getting pus cells in urine sample 02-04/HPF constantly from 5 years? What does this show

White cells in urine: Persistent white cells in the urine can indicate chronic prostate infection, particularly if this is the only finding and there are no other symptoms ...Read more

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How long can a urine sample sit before it is sent to lab for testing without going bad?

How long can a urine sample sit before it is sent to lab for testing without going bad?

Depends: Some things such as glucose must be tested pretty quick as they are consumed by cells and bacteria in the urine. Cells deteriorate quickly, bacteria multiply quickly. Protein could deteriorate. The ph can change depending upon bacterial action.

Sodium, potassium, chloride, an similar elemental analytes are unchanged in spite of temperature and or biologic processes.

In general test asap. ...Read more

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How Long does green tea stay in your system and will it give a positive reading in a urine sample?

How Long does green tea stay in your system and will it give a positive reading in a urine sample?

About 8 hours, no: Most of the chemicals in green tea are excreted within 8 hours, though trace amounts might persist up to 24 hours. I don't know why anyone would be testing for green tea in a urine sample as it is not considered a drug of abuse. If you were tested for caffeine it might show up but generally urine tests don't check caffeine.
See http://umm. Edu/health/medical/altmed/herb/green-tea
re: benefits. ...Read more

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How accurate is a bagged urine sample in a 2 month old uncircumcised baby? Culture came back postive.

How accurate is a bagged urine sample in a 2 month old uncircumcised baby? Culture came back postive.

If the culture: From the urine came back positive for more than 100, 000 counts, then it is significant. If less than, it needs to be repeated, preferably a cathetetized specimen. Since your baby is only 2 months old, all other factors will be taken into consideration as to how long to treat and if further diagnostic work up will be necessary or not. Talk to your Pediatrician. ...Read more

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My urine test shows amorphous in my urine sample. What are its effect on my body. Is it a serious issue.

My urine test shows amorphous in my urine sample. What are its effect on my body. Is it a serious issue.

Means nothing: Amorphous urates in the urine, or amorphous phosphates in the urine, mean nothing. These are things that are soluble at body temperature but precipitate out on cooling. Thanks for the opportunity to clear this up. ...Read more

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I have a friend that has to take random urine tests for alcohol. Can they tell the age of the urine sample?

Supervised: Collection. For medico-legal testing the collection is generally supervised and temperature of urine taken to ensure fresh specimen. ...Read more

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Can they still stick these long q-tips down you're urethra or are you just able to give a urine sample now?

Can they still stick these long q-tips down you're urethra or are you just able to give a urine sample now?

Here are some. ..: Nowadays, diagnostic test for gono or chlamydia can be done with properly collected urine specimen preferably the first morning urine or after no voiding of 4-5 yrs. More? Ask Doc timely. ...Read more

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For detection of a pathogen in the urine and getting a urine sample test done, how much can that range in price without an insurance?

For detection of a pathogen in the urine and getting a urine sample test done, how much can that range in price without an insurance?

It's done at the lab: At a doctor's office, a culture to identify a pathogen is rarely done (that's done at the lab). A basic urinalysis is done at the doctor's office, and can be about $25 (but the office visit costs even more). Most labs have a "cash price list" and don't mind sharing it (just call or walk in and ask). One guess is $25 for the urinalysis and $50 for the culture, but that's just a guess. ...Read more

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AFTER a drug urine sample has been voided, what is the rate of THC-Metabolite breakdown OUTSIDE OF THE BODY? (Please be specific) Thanks!

AFTER a drug urine sample has been voided, what is the rate of THC-Metabolite breakdown OUTSIDE OF THE BODY? (Please be specific) Thanks!

It depends: Refrigerated urines measuring amounts of drugs of abuse are usually considered valid for five days. At room temperature bacteria grow quickly and would likely effect concentrations of THC rather significantly even after 24 hours. I am unable to be more specific. ...Read more

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I'm a 30 y.O. Female. I had a urine analysis done of my cortisol. My urine sample was taken at 7:30am. The results were a 9.3. Not normal, right?

I'm a 30 y.O. Female. I had a urine analysis done of my cortisol. My urine sample was taken at 7:30am. The results were a 9.3. Not normal, right?

Depends: If this is a full 24 hour urine collection 9.3 mg/24 hours is low. If this is a spot urine collected at 7:30am and is mg/dl it is normal.
If you think you might have hypoadrenalism you should see a real endocrinologist. ...Read more

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What is the doctor determine from a urine sample?

What is the doctor determine from a urine sample?

Many things, e.g.: Presence of bacteria & uti: white blood cells-> kidney or bladder infection: casts->? Kidney disease: blood in urine->? Infection, kidney stone, possible kidney disease, malignancy: sugar->? Diabetes: ph-> relative acidity or alkalinity of urine: specific gravity-> ablility of kidney to concentrate urine or hydration: protein->? Kidney disease:bilirubin->liver problem: crystals->? Kidney stones. ...Read more

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What if ididnt pee mid stream for a urine sample they told me but I didn't know what that ment?

Contamination: There is less chance of contamination of urine by skin bacteria if sample of urine is mid stream. Contamination could give false result of infected urine. ...Read more