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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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How long does alcohol stay in your you're urine when being tested by chromatography?

How long does alcohol stay in your you're urine when being tested by chromatography?

Alcoholism: Not one of the 50, 000 physicians here on health tap is interested in helping your prolong a situation where you are trying to beat an alcohol monitoring program. We believe in the solution of recovery; we believe in the health that comes in the fellowship of working with other alcoholics. Sobriety is not only possible it can be life saving. ...Read more

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What is the difference between your blood alcohol level and urine alcohol level?

What is the difference between your blood alcohol level and urine alcohol level?

Different sources: Blood alcohol level is measured from your blood, urine alcohol level is from a urine test. ...Read more

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I had a urine test and it said i had a level of 2000 , nitrates. Indicating alcohol use. What does this mean . It said that my level should be at 50?

I had a urine test and it said i had a level of 2000 , nitrates. Indicating alcohol use.  What does this mean .  It said that my level should be at 50?

2000/50: KMack, I have no idea what your doctor is telling you - it is not making any sense. What was the reason you saw this doctor? Two options: 1: Go back to the doctor and have him explain to you what is happening. 2: Make an appointment to see a different doctor. Please keep me posted - I have never experienced what your reported. ...Read more

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Can hypoglycemia make me test positive for alcohol urine test? Probation said i tested positive for alcohol. I have not drank! the morning of the test, i had a seizure.Also, i'm hypoglycemic so i drank orange juice and ate a honey bun. I was having troubl

Can hypoglycemia make me test positive for alcohol urine test? Probation said i tested positive for alcohol. I have not drank! the morning of the test, i had a seizure.Also, i'm hypoglycemic so i drank orange juice and ate a honey bun. I was having troubl

Most : Most urine monitoring tests for alcohol are based upon detection of ethylglucuronide (etg), which reportedly reveals alcohol use up to three-and-a-half days from the time of the urine collection. It is used to monitor alcohol consumption in individuals who are legally prohibited from drinking alcohol by the justice system or restricted from drinking by their employers. However the test is controversial in that it may in fact, be too sensitive and led some to question the accuracy of the etg test with concern over the possibility of false positives often individuals ingest alcohol innocently, this is called incidental alcohol exposure, from foods (including desserts) cooked with or containing alcoholic beverages, foods containing significant amounts of vanilla extract, wine vinegar, soy sauce, mouthwashes containing alcohol, over the counter medications including cough syrup, prescription drugs containing ethanol (caplets, elixirs, etc), “alcohol-free” beer and wine, skin exposure to ethanol where vapor can be inhaled, hand sanitizers containing high concentrations of ethanol, deodorant sprays, cosmetics, insecticides substance abuse and mental health services administration's recommendation is: "currently, the use of an etg test in determining abstinence lacks sufficient proven specificity for use as primary or sole evidence that an individual prohibited from drinking, in a criminal justice or a regulatory compliance context, has truly been drinking. Legal or disciplinary action based solely on a positive etg ... Is inappropriate and scientifically unsupportable at this time. These tests should currently be considered as potential valuable clinical tools, but their use in forensic settings is premature." given that fermentation of orange juice or use of vanilla in the honey BUN may have contributed to the test result, i suspect that you will have grounds to question the validity of the test results. ...Read more

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How to keep creatinine levels above 20 mg/dl? I do not use drugs but need a drug urine test 3 times a week. The level of creatinine must be over 20 mg/dl. I changed nothing in my diet and recently had a level of 14.1 and was told i diluted. I am worrie

How to keep creatinine levels above 20 mg/dl? I do not use drugs but need a drug urine test 3 times a week.  The level of creatinine must be over 20 mg/dl.  I changed nothing in my diet and recently had a level of 14.1 and was told i diluted.  I am worrie

The : The most common reason for low creatinine is that you drink a lot of fluids. It is not abnormal to have low creatinine, it's just that the people doing the lab test want the urine concentrated enough that it can pick up trace amounts of the drugs they are testing for. Dilute urine= less of drug in urine sample. Some people have a medical condition that makes them unable to concentrate their urine (low levels of adh (vasopressin), (vasopressin) anti-diuretic hormone) release from the pituitary gland. If you don't have this condition, then on test days avoid liquids (sips ok, glasses not ok) until after the urine test. Best results would be to avoid liquids 4 hours before test. If creatinine is still low, you might want to see an endocrinologist to evaluate for low adh (vasopressin). If the doctor can validate this, then your employer can't legally hassle you about your low creatinine. ...Read more

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Can high creatinine levels cause urine foam?

See details: Foamy urine usually indicates elevated protein in the urine more than an elevated creatinine. ...Read more

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What is a normal urine creatinine level?

No such thing: We don't publish a reference range as people would worry. The more muscle mass you have, the more creatinine you put out daily. The level in turn is also a function of how much water you drink -- whether the urine is concentrated or dilute. And there's no illness for which increased or decreased production is a marker. If you do find a published range, ignore it. ...Read more

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Creatinine (Definition)

Creatinine is a byproduct of creatine phosphate, which is present in muscles. Creatinine levels increase if the ...Read more