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What can doctors tell from a urine sample?

What can doctors tell from a urine sample?

Depends on the test.: Doctors order specific tests on urine depending on the patient's needs. The most common urine tests check for blood, protein, ph imbalance, diabetes, kidney problems & infection. Microscopy can further find stone crystals, bacteria, or yeast. Toxicology tests look for drugs of abuse (amphetamine, cocaine, opiates, benzo). Specialized tests can look for endocrine problems (cortisol). ...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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Ph6 found in urine sample what does this mean?

Ph6 found in urine sample what does this mean?

Acid-base status: The ph scale measures acidity and basicity. Higher ph means the urine is more basic and lower ph means it is more acidic. Normal range for urine can be between 4.5 - 8.0 according to most sources. Medication and various medical conditions can affect ph, including multiple issues at one time making deciphering the meaning of the ph without more info difficult. ...Read more

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What does this mean from my urine sample: 50 RBC/uL?

What does this mean from my urine sample: 50 RBC/uL?

Here are some...: Finding 50 rbc/ml on UA is significant if done with properly collected urine specimen so to avoid contamination especially at the time of period and in women who are young, sexually active, & overweight. To know more on blood in urine, perusing the article in
http://formefirst. Com/hematuria. Html will be helpful on how to handle current concern over blood in urine. ...Read more

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Please tell me what can it be blood on my urine sample?

Please tell me what can it be blood on my urine sample?

Many possibilities: We want to rule out tumors and stones. If there's no other evidence of illness, you may simply be one of the 1% of folks who just leaks a little blood into the urine without it being a problem. You may have thin-GBM non-disease or some unknown issue. If everything else checks out normal, stop worrying. ...Read more

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Why would a urine sample contain viridans streptococci?

Why would a urine sample contain viridans streptococci?

Likely contaminant: Viridans streptococci are commonly found on the skin and likely represent contamination in a urine specimen. ...Read more

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Take a urine sample when going for testing for pneumonia?

Take a urine sample when going for testing for pneumonia?

Sometimes: There are tests which can measure bacterial antigens (proteins made by a bacteria that the body can mount an immune response against) which can be indentified in urine of infected patients, thus helping diagnose the infection with these germs. Legionella and strep pneumonia are two such germs for which a urine antigen can be measured. ...Read more

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Reasons why a small amount of blood could be in a urine sample?

Reasons why a small amount of blood could be in a urine sample?

Hemturia: Hi, do u c the blood or urine test showed red blood cell in the urine? Multiple causes including trauma, infection, cancer, kidney disease, kidney stone, if this persists then more work up needs to be done. ...Read more

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Can anyone tell me what could blood on my urine sample indicate?

Can anyone tell me what could blood on my urine sample indicate?

Many possibilities: We want to rule out tumors and stones. If there's no other evidence of illness, you may simply be one of the 1% of folks who just leaks a little blood into the urine without it being a problem. You may have thin-GBM non-disease or some unknown issue. If everything else checks out normal, stop worrying. ...Read more

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How long does a urine sample hold THC in it once its out the body?

How long does a urine sample hold THC in it once its out the body?

Well,: Thc is non-existent in urine, when screening for urine it is only the metabolites of the drug that are tested for. For a frequent user, the substance may stay in the system up to 40 days after abstaining from use of cannabis or cannabis containing substances. For seldom users, the detection period is from 2-10 days. ...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 it mean if I have staphylococcus aureus in my urine sample?

What does it mean if I have staphylococcus aureus in my urine sample?

Urine infection: While common in other sites, staph aureus is uncommon in the urine. If you don't have symptoms of infection, it could be a contaminant. If you have symptoms, then you should review your history and activities to see how you may have developed an uncommon infection. ...Read more

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How do you do a urine sample properly without getting it contaminated?

How do you do a urine sample properly without getting it contaminated?

Urine collection: With an antiseptic wipe wipe from the very top inside of your vagina downward. Using a sterile collection cup first begin to urinate into the toilet then in the middle place the cup under your stream then remove the cup and pee the rest into the toilet. This is called a mid-stream urine collection. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to get a first morning urine sample from a 2 year old - help!?

Can you tell me how to get a first morning urine sample from a 2 year old - help!?

Toddler urine sample: As soon as she they wake up in the morning, sit them on the potty chair that is very clean. Then sit there and read books, eat breakfast, watch a favorite video on your portable laptop or tablet until they in the potty chair bowl. Usually only takes about a half hour. Then put sample in collection cup and you are done! ...Read more

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I gave a urine sample they found a high amount of white cells in the urine what does it mean?

I gave a urine sample they found a high amount of white cells in the urine what does it mean?

Or inflammation: If infection not found there are inflammatory conditions that can cause isolated leukocytes on a urine culture. These don't usually need and antibiotic but a urine culture and exam is necessary to decide. ...Read more

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I done a urine sample test and it come up that I had blood in it, I feel ok so am scared why that's showing?

I done a urine sample test and it come up that I had blood in it, I feel ok so am scared why that's showing?

Why urine sample?: What was the urine done for? Any particular symptoms or just routine? It sounds like you had microscopic hematuria. If you did not have this before, then it is not your baseline in which case given your age you need a workup to figure out where the source of blood is. It could be polyps in the bladder, a UTI, an STD, possible malignant growth in the urinary system, etc. ...Read more

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If I wee into a small sealed plastic bottle would it be good to produce for a work urine sample any time up to 5 days?

If I wee into a small sealed plastic bottle would it be good to produce for a work urine sample any time up to 5 days?

Probably not: I'm assuming that by "work urine sample" you're talking about urine drug screening. Most urine drug screens also measure urine temperature to assure that the sample is fresh and not stored. ...Read more

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When collecting urine sample for urine culture how many hours is it recommended not to void before collecting the sample to get an accurate results?

When collecting urine sample for urine culture how many hours is it recommended not to void before collecting the sample to get an accurate results?

Urine culture: What is necessary during a urine collection for culture is to avoid contamination when collection the urine sample, that is the vulva or the penis has to be wiped clean than collect a mid stream urine, but not how long to wait before voiding, assuming there is urine in the bladder ...Read more

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Put urine sample aside for a home test that turned out to be oral swab forgot about sample for 2 months. Found many black balls floating. What's wrong?

Put urine sample aside for a home test that turned out to be oral swab forgot about sample for 2 months. Found many black balls floating. What's wrong?

May be--: Contaminated by germs which grew in urine over the last two months. Would not assume that this means you have an infection. ...Read more

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Why did I have to take a urine sample?

Why did I have to take a urine sample?

Well,: A urine test checks different components of urine, a waste product made by the kidneys. A regular urine test may be done to help find the cause of symptoms. The test can give information about your health and problems you may have. ...Read more

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What does "c" stand for with a urine sample?

What does "c" stand for with a urine sample?

Probably culture: Usually order urine c&s meaning culture and sensitivity. ...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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How come they want me to do another urine sample?

How come they want me to do another urine sample?

For confirmation: There was likely an abnormal finding at your urinalysis which needs to be confirmed before proceeding with any other studies. Original urinalysis may have been positive for infection ; dr now wants to get urine culture to identify germ antibiotic sensitivity, i.e. Which antibiotic would be effective to eliminate infection. ...Read more

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I poked myself while getting a urine sample should I be worried?

I poked myself while getting a urine sample should I be worried?

No: How did you do that? What do you mean by poked yourself? If the "poking" did not involve a dirty sharp instrument, you are okay. ...Read more

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I am wondering what health problems can you detect with just a urine sample?

I am wondering what health problems can you detect with just a urine sample?

Many, for a start:-: Uti if bacteria +/-pus cells present, diabetes if sugar present, suspicion of urinary tract or kidney cancer if blood present: suspect kidney disease if protein present +/-blood, stones w blood, supect liver disease/jaundice if bilirubin present; kidney concentrating problem or hydration from specific gravity: urinary acidity helpful in managing kidney stones: nutrition by presence of ketones: etc. ...Read more

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I've jst done a urine sample and it come out that my ery was plus 3 what does this mean?

I've jst done a urine sample and it come out that my ery was plus 3 what does this mean?

Many possibilities: Ery probably stands for erythrocytes, which are red blood cells (RBC's). Normal urine has no RBC's. If you are on your menstrual period it is probably from that and not worrisome. If not on your period this could be caused by a urinary tract infection, kidney stone or tumor in the bladder or kidneys. See your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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If I receive a clean urine sample at 8:30am and deliver at body temp at 2pm will the sample still be viable?

Viable?: Depends on what they're testing for. Usually if looking for infection, that should be fine, although it should be refrigerated. If you're thinking about cheating on a screening, they can usually figure out that its not your sample... ...Read more

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I was told to take a urine sample and bring it in the next day will the temperature effect what they are testing for?

I was told to take a urine sample and bring it in the next day will the temperature effect what they are testing for?

It depends.: This would depend on how high the temperature is/was where it was kept, and what is being tested. Apparently, if it was not artificially heated, and was kept at a reasonable temperatture, like room temp. Or lower, it should not be affected for most urine values. However, the big issue with temperature is if high, it might cause growth of bacteria, which can be a big factor if testing for uti. ...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?

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

Candida (Definition)

Is a type of fungus which normally lives in small amounts on mucus membranes. An overgrowth of candida in the mouth produces a condition called 'thrush'. This is often triggered ...Read more