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My last period was dec 21st. Negative urine tests. No medications or birthcontrol (except condoms) and only 19 years old I haven't gained or lost weight. I'm not particularly stressed and my period has never been affected by stress even after birth and br

My last period was dec 21st. Negative urine tests. No medications or birthcontrol (except condoms) and only 19 years old I haven't gained or lost weight. I'm not particularly stressed and my period has never been affected by stress even after birth and br

It: It could be that your hormones are off balance, but please be seen and have a blood pregnancy test (bhcg) which is much more accurate to be sure you aren't pregnant. It is very abnormal to not have a period since december. Please see your gynecologist for a complete evaluation. ...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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Do I have to take 2 urine tests one is a methadone and the other a drug panel if the dr didn't discuss them to me?

Do I have to take 2 urine tests one is a methadone and the other a drug panel if the dr didn't discuss them to me?

Drug Testing: Pain: Pain management allows a physician to demand regular screening for drugs, especially those they are prescribing. If you do not do the drug screening the physician has a right to stop prescribing the medications you are on. ...Read more

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Do all urine tests test for specific drugs within the class?

Do all urine tests test for specific drugs within the class?

In general, yes.: Gracee, urine drug tests for illicit drugs are able to test for similar drugs within a class of drugs. Best of luck. ...Read more

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How can I pass blood and urine tests after I took a few puffs of a marijuana cigarette? I have been hired to a new job unexpectedly and I have to take test for health and drugs, help!

How can I pass blood and urine tests after I took a few puffs of a marijuana cigarette? I have been hired to a new job unexpectedly and I have to take test for health and drugs, help!

Out of luck: If those few puffs were enough to give you a high, it was likely that it would raise your thc to detectable levels (usually 50 ng/ml). If it was truly a "few" puffs, it is likely that you did not achieve significant levels. However, there is nothing you can do now. Water loading will lower your urine's specific gravity and cause a failure of the test. No internet product actually works. ...Read more

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My urinalysis shows gravity of 1.010, blood of +2 and RBC of over 100 result, what does it mean? I recently had UTI and after a few weeks of medication and this 3rd urinalysis result, that's what I've got. Though in the 2nd urine result, I got +1 blood an

My urinalysis shows gravity of 1.010, blood of +2 and RBC of over 100 result, what does it mean? I recently had UTI and after a few weeks of medication and this 3rd urinalysis result, that's what I've got. Though in the 2nd urine result, I got +1 blood an

Hello.: Hello. The normal specific gravity for an adult ranges from 1.001 to 1.030. This tells you how concentrated your urine is (i.e., are you well hydrated). Yours is fine. The rbc count shows that over 100 red blood cells were counted per high power field (with microscope). Normal is 4 rbc per high power field or less. 2+ blood is also a description of blood in urine. If your menstrual blood was an issue, this would be a contaminant and you would be able to tell because there would be a number of epithelial cells noted on the lab report. ...Read more

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Do urine tests show home much someone smokes weed?

Do urine tests show home much someone smokes weed?

Urine tox: Usually it does not show quantity used when doing basic screen. A quantitative test can be done but does not always correlate with exact use. ...Read more

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How accurate is NAAT urine tests for chalmdyia and is it possible to get two false negatives in a row?

How accurate is NAAT urine tests for chalmdyia and is it possible to get two false negatives in a row?

Testing: The negative predictive value of chlamydia NAAT urine tests are in the 99% range. This means that a negative test very likely indicates that there is no disease. 2 negative tests are even more likely to indicate that there is no disease. Nothing is impossible, but it would be HIGHLY unlikely that there would be 2 false negatives in a row. ...Read more

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Why are urine tests so necessary when on methadone?

Other drugs: To see if you are taking the medicaton and not taking any other abusive medicatons with it. ...Read more

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What are they looking for in my blood / urine tests?

What are they looking for in my blood / urine tests?

More info please: There are so many things that we investigate through blood and urine samples that it is not possible to answer your question without more specific details. Please provide more information. Thanks! ...Read more

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Should I take some urine tests if I think I have diabetes?

Should I take some urine tests if I think I have diabetes?

Yes: Sugar in urine can clue you in to whether you could have diabetes but it is not used to diagnose diabetes. The three tests approved for diagnosis of diabetes are: fasting blood sugar, hemoglobin a1c, and oral glucose tolerance test (ogtt). ...Read more

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What substances interfere with the results of 24 hour urine tests?

For what?: What is your doctor testing with the 24 hr collection of urine? Creatinine clearance, cortisol, calcium, cathecolamines, protein, cortisol or steroids? Depending upon the answer there are some medications or drugs that may interfere specifically. ...Read more

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I underwent several blood and urine tests lately and my dr is being very vague as to why. What would he be looking for to order a hrs 5-hiaa?

I underwent several blood and urine tests lately and my dr is being very vague as to why. What would he be looking for to order a hrs 5-hiaa?

Ask your doctor: It sounds like your doctor has some explaining to do. Sit down with him/her and let the doctor know you have some questions about your blood work and that you'd like to know what he/she is thinking. As doctors, we have a duty to be clear with our patients about our thought process. You or your insurance is paying the doctor for his/her time. You have a right to ask questions. ...Read more

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Is suboxone detected in urine tests?

Is suboxone detected in urine tests?

No, unless...: Suboxone normally is not detected on standard tests used by your employer etc.
It can be reliably detected, along with its metabolites, on a specialized test. Many of the laboratories are now moving to specifically test for buprenorphine – Suboxone.

I wish you luck
by the way, if it is prescribed legally, there is no problem of having it in your urine ...Read more

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What are the creatinine spot and microalbumin urine tests for?

What are the creatinine spot and microalbumin urine tests for?

UACR: Urine albumin to creatine ratio is a spot urine test that measures how much protein (i.e. albumin) the kidneys are spilling into urine. Albumin (or protein) in the urine is a marker of chronic kidney disease. Normal UACR is ...Read more

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How accurate are STD urine tests for men?

How accurate are STD urine tests for men?

GC & Chlamydia: Very accurate for gonorrhea and chlamydia, but not used for most other infections. ...Read more

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Are there any urine tests for prostate cancer?

Are there any urine tests for prostate cancer?

None that: Work, or are in the main stream (no pun intended). The psa test is also not specific for cancer. ...Read more

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How are urine tests used for kidney infection?

How are urine tests used for kidney infection?

Diagnosis: A urine dipstick test shows if you have nitrites in your urine, as well as other markers such as blood, white cells, and protein. The human body does not naturally put nitrites in the urine, so if you have them, the only cause is bacteria, which indicative of a kidney infection. ...Read more

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Do most urine tests check for suboxone?

Do most urine tests check for suboxone?

No.: Suboxone (buprenorphine) is negative from an opioid test and most do not test directly for it. The exception is physicians who are prescribing it. ...Read more

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Do regular doctors urine tests show alcohol?

Do regular doctors urine tests show alcohol?

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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Do blood and urine tests tested for sugar levels as well?

Do blood and urine tests tested for sugar levels as well?

Both are tested!: Glucose is routinely tested in a chemical profile in a doctors office. Virtually all urine tests look for sugar in the urine! ...Read more

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Are hospital urine tests ever tampered with to change results?

Are hospital urine tests ever tampered with to change results?

Possible but: The professionals at the hospital are ethical individuals and would not engage in such activity. Any thing is possible, but why would a hospital employee tamper with a urine test? ...Read more

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An early negative blood test but two positive urine tests weeks later. What should I do?

Need to see doctor: 2 positive pregnancy tests are pretty good evidence. You need to see your ob/gyn and have blood test and sonogram ordered. ...Read more

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What does it mean when urine tests positive for infection but culture comes back negative?

What does it mean when urine tests positive for infection but culture comes back negative?

UTI +, culture neg: If there is clear evidence of a urinary tract infection, further testing can be done to try ; identify exactly what organism is causing it so that the best targeted treatment can happen. If the urine culture fails to grow the specific bacteria or other organisms being tested for, then the results are negative. It means those particular bugs are not there (or no longer there). ...Read more

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Should the urine tests still be performed even though the plasma free metanephrine has been done?  

Should the urine tests still be performed even though the plasma free metanephrine has been done?  

Often no: The plasma has more sensitive and more specific and generally adequate (better) in most situations. It would depend if the doctor is more worried about a false positive (finding pheochromcystoma you really don't have), or more worried about false negative (missing the disease when you really have it). Your doctor would decide based on your symptoms which is the bigger worry /risk. ...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?

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