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What type of shop I can buy oxalic acid?

VERY: THIS IS A VERY SUSPICIOUS QUESTION. WHY DO YOU WANT OXALIC ACID????????? ...Read more

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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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What is the definition or description of: oxalic acid 24 hr?

What is the definition or description of: oxalic acid 24 hr?

Quantitative test: A 24 hour oxalic acid quantification test is used to diagnose if there is an elevated amount of oxalate in the urine over the course of a 24 hour period. Normally, about 0-40 mg of oxalate is excreted in 24 hours. ...Read more

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Can oxalic acid in spinach ruin my teeth?

Can oxalic acid in spinach ruin my teeth?

No. : Fresh/raw spinach leaves are good for overall health. So far we do not know of any problems to teeth when spinach is eaten in its raw/fresh state. Taken moderately and as long as you are not allergic to them, fresh spinach leaves are beneficial to us. They contain chlorophylls, fibers, and more. ...Read more

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Why would I need a urine uric acid measurement?

Why would I  need a urine uric acid measurement?

To rule out gout: Uric acid levels help a doctor determine what can be causing swelling, pain and other problems that can become very serious. ...Read more

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Is strong smelling urine connected with uric acid levels?

No: A strong smelling urine is usually a concentrated urine and does not relate to uric acid levels. ...Read more

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Must I use an acid washed jug for my 24-hour urine collection? 

Must I use an acid washed jug for my 24-hour urine collection? 

Lab supplies this: The laboratory will supply the collection bottle required for that test. Do not use any other container. ...Read more

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What should I eat or avoid if I have urine acid?

What should I eat or avoid if I have urine acid?

Normal: Urine is normally acidic and there is no need to change your diet because of that. ...Read more

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Why would a person need a urine methylmalonic acid level test?

Why would a person   need a urine methylmalonic acid level test?

Not needed except ?: Renal disease can impair mma secretion, raising the serum levels. This test is not needed to assess B12 status unless renal insuffiency is present. Otherwise, the serum test is all that is needed! ...Read more

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What will it mean that our granddaughter's urine test showed orotic acid?

What will it mean that our granddaughter's urine test showed orotic acid?

Extra orotic acid : In 'ornithine transcarbamoylase deficiency', a disorder of the urea cycle, extra orotic acid is made. This leads to increased urinary orotic acid excretion, because the orotic acid is not being properly utilized and must be eliminated. The doctor must be suspecting this or they would not have tested so check with the doctor on what all that means. ...Read more

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Does absorbic acid affect a micro-albumin urine test? What other things affect a micro-albumin urine test?

Does absorbic acid affect a micro-albumin urine test?   What other things affect a micro-albumin urine test?

Multiple factors: Diet, prtein supplementation, kidney disease, diabetes, collagen illness, etc. You need to be examined and have blood and urine carefully evaluated. ...Read more

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A urine having a pH of 9.0 with many uric acid crystals, clear and a specific gravity of 1.010. What could be the findings?

A urine having a pH of 9.0 with many uric acid crystals, clear and a specific gravity of 1.010. What could be the findings?

Repeat it: Uric acid crystals are surprising in an alkaline urine, and a ph of 9.0 in a person not symptomatic with a proteus infection would suggest the urine specimen wasn't sent to the lab or tested in a timely way. ...Read more

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Hi i my 2 yrs old son urine analysis test showed 25(1.4) absobic acid, 1.030 Specific gravity and ph 6. what does this mean?

Hi i my 2 yrs old son urine analysis test showed 25(1.4) absobic acid, 1.030 Specific gravity and  ph 6. what does this mean?

Here are some...: The findings from his UA indicate he has a good functions of kidneys so to have high urine sp gr of 1.030 and suggest possible taking vitamin-C. Clinically, that is okay, but giving him more oral fluid intake in moderation is advisable. So, don't worry as long as he has been behaving well in daily activity. More? Consult to his pediatrician. ...Read more

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I have a uric acid level 8.7 and my urine spells like acid real strong is that normal? I also have a metallic tasting cough is that normal?

I have a uric acid level 8.7 and my urine spells like acid real strong is that normal? I also have a metallic tasting cough is that normal?

Unexplained symptoms: Multiple unexplained symptoms can be quite concerning. Some answers are obtainable through healthtap but multiple unexplained symptoms with the inability to ask questions or examine is not safe. If the symptoms have been going for a while and been reviewed with a physician a second opinion could be warranted. If they are new and concerning to you, you should seek care from a medical professional. ...Read more

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Protein level in my urine analysis is marked as "f.trace" is it normal ? wheres as W.B.C 14-16 and R.B.C 2-4 ,pH acid , What does the results indicate

Protein level in my urine analysis is marked as "f.trace" is it normal ? wheres as W.B.C 14-16 and R.B.C 2-4 ,pH acid , What does the results indicate

Trace protein: Trace protein in the urine is never worth working up. You have a few more white cells than is normal but this may be vaginal contamination. The red cells and pH are within normal limits. ...Read more

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How much can you lower the pH of your urine by eating only acid-forming foods, and how long does it take?

How much can you lower the pH of your urine by eating only acid-forming foods, and how long does it take?

It is complicated: The pH of your urine is complicated. Diet high in animal fat tend to lower urine pH but urine volume and other factors such as kidney function and respiratory status also have an effect. ...Read more

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Can uric acid cause bloody urine?

Can uric acid cause bloody urine?

Only if.............: The uric acid has formed a stone, which may be without sx or cause exquisite pain. Sometimes, blood in the urine is all that is seen. If your uric acid is elevated, stone formation can occur! apart from dietary modifications which can lower uric acid slightly, if appreciably elevated uric acid reduction requires Allopurinol or uloric! ...Read more

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Whats the significance of ascorbic acid in urine?

Whats the significance of ascorbic acid in urine?

Vitamin C: Ascorbic acid, or vitamin c, is a water-soluble vitamin important in our diet. Excess amounts of vitamin c can be excreted via the urine if the body has enough. Other water-soluble vitamins include: vitamin b complex and urine excretion of these is also a common means by which to remove excess from the body. ...Read more

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Why does it look luke oil is in my urine? I've been using boric acid suppositories for almost 2 weeks and never saw this.

Why does it look luke oil is in my urine? I've been using boric acid suppositories for almost 2 weeks and never saw this.

Side effect: It is probably a side effect of long term use of boric acid. Why are you using that for so long anyways? Check with your doctor about alternative treatments for your condition. Boric acid can cause kidney damage. ...Read more

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1260mg of Uric acid in urine, levels on blood 4.5 what could cause these high urine reading. Total volume was 2600ml urine.

See details: That high level makes no sense with a serum uric acid that low. Repeat it. The only explanation is if you ate taking a uricosuric agent such as Probenecid. ...Read more

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Can I use citric acid as a preservative for 24-hour urine ?

Can I use citric acid as a preservative for 24-hour urine ?

Depends: What will the urine be tested for? Different tests require different preservatives. It would be prudent to ask your doctor. Consult the site below for a complete listing. http://mayomedicallaboratories.com/it-mmlfiles/Urine_Preservatives10.pdf ...Read more

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I have uric acid stone in my kidney of 6 to 9 mm is it possible it will pass through urine.

I have uric acid stone in my kidney of 6 to 9 mm is it possible it will pass through urine.

Less likely to pass: Kidney stones of 5 mm or less will pass easily with fluids. stones 15mm or more will require shock waves to brake it down in order to pass. Your kidney stone could pass with excessive fluids 4 liters plus tamsulosin & reduce protein intake. If it does not pass, urologist could help take it out ...Read more

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What are the diseases associated with the presence of bile acid and acetone bodies in urine?

What are the diseases associated with the presence of bile acid and acetone bodies in urine?

Reflux,Atresia,DKA: Bile is a greenish golden color secretion, produced by the liver ; is stored in gallbladder.Bile leaves from gallbladder through bile duct and helps in absorption of fats. Bile duct may be obstructed, causing gallstones. Biliary atresia, biliary cirrhosis, biliary cholangitis, pancreatitis ; bile reflux are bile related conditions. Acetone bodies are ketone bodies and can cause dka, ketoacidosis. ...Read more

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Am 26yrs old 5 ft2&145lbs.Am not sure if am over weight but my knee hurts when bending.I''ve been checked 4 urine acid &it was-'ve what can I do?

Am 26yrs old 5 ft2&145lbs.Am not sure if am over weight but my knee hurts when bending.I''ve been  checked 4 urine acid &it was-'ve what can I do?

Complicated: Yes you are overweight, but that is not likely cause of knee problem. You need to see an orthopedist and get this worked out. If you have fluid in the joint space it needs to be tapped and examined. Normal uric acid levels have little place in the diagnosis of acute synovitis. Can have acute gouty arthropathy with normal uric acid. ...Read more

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71 yrs lady has pain in ankle with urine uric acid lvl 6.4,vitmn D lvl 20.7 inflmtion & uric acid med not hlpng.could pain be due to low vitmn d lvl?

71 yrs lady has pain in ankle with urine uric acid lvl 6.4,vitmn D  lvl 20.7 inflmtion & uric acid med not hlpng.could pain be due to low vitmn d lvl?

Ankle pain: I don't think the vitamin d may or may not make a difference sure you can some d3 1000 daily but maybe seeing the podiatrist getting an X-ray to see if this osteoporosis or gout or possibly MRI good luck. ...Read more

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Does folic acid make your urine smell?

Does folic acid make your urine smell?

No: When used in the usual recommended amounts, Folic Acid is not known to result in smelly urine to my knowledge. ...Read more

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What does it mean when urine smells like medicine or acid but I'm not taking any medicine or vitamins?

What does it mean when urine smells like medicine or acid but I'm not taking any medicine or vitamins?

Foods eaten can do: it so try different foods and drinks , drink more water , but some genetic abnormalities can do it too , see urologist or nephrologist for testing ...Read more

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I was diagnosed for high uric acid in urine.Doctor prescribed something by name od loric .I forgot.Pls help me.

May not need any med: Uloric is not a first line treatment for gout and is very expensive. If you do not have a history of gout, no medication is needed. If you do have gout or kidney stones, start with Allopurinol unless you have significant kidney problems or a known intolerance to allopurinol. ...Read more

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My urine volume for uric acid testing was 6300 ml. Would that increase make a ua result of 1216 mg normal ? Do you adjust for volume ? Ty

My urine volume for uric acid testing was 6300 ml.  Would that increase make a ua result of 1216 mg normal ? Do you adjust for volume ? Ty

Not really: Making 6 liters of urine means you drank a whole lot, likely too much. That said, it should effect your uric acid excretion too much. I would repeat the test with a more normal 2-3 liter oral intake of fluids. You should also have your blood uric acid level checked, and you urine ph with a dipstick. ...Read more