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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 does a reading 30+ for protein on a urine test mean?

What does a reading 30+ for protein on a urine test mean?

You have nephropathy: Your kidney spilling protein most common diabetes could be other conditions too Talk to your doctor U need to started on medications to prevent worsening protenuria

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Can you tell me about glucose reading in urine test is 500 - frequent urination every ten minutes?

Can you tell me about glucose reading in urine test is 500 - frequent urination every ten minutes?

Polyuria and sugar: If you have frequent urination, polyruia (P), and a high glucose level, go to an ER and have your glucose checked. High levels of it can be a sign of newly diagnosed or poorly controlled diabetes and this requires urgent and intensive therapy. Go to an ER ASAP to avoid more serious complications.

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On 2010 I had 150/80, 140/80 BP readings. My blood and urine test all normal. What is the cause of this BP reading? My BP now is 120/70.My dad has htn.

On 2010 I had 150/80, 140/80 BP readings. My blood and urine test all normal. What is the cause of this BP reading? My BP now is 120/70.My dad has htn.

? 2010: You may need to re-ask this question or are you stating that 4 years ago, your BP was high and now it is normal? Maybe 4 years ago, you were stressed or had some other condition causing your reading to be high, but why would there be 4 years in between BP readings to begin with? Either way, rest assured, at this time, it is normal, so keep up the good work.

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For 4yrs I had single readings of 150//80, 140/80 at work. Blood and urine test normal last 2010. Dad has htn. Bp now 120/70.Do I have hi risk for ckd?

For 4yrs I had single readings of 150//80, 140/80 at work. Blood and urine test normal last 2010. Dad has htn. Bp now 120/70.Do I have hi risk for ckd?

No problem: If your blood pressure stays mostly below 130/ 80 and you do not have other risk factors such as diabetes then you are at low risk for developing kidney disease. Exercise, eat mediterranean type diet, use nsaids sparingly, maintain healthy weight and sleep and make sure you don't have sleep apnea or impaired fasting glucose. Check lipids and cardio CRP and you will have all your bases covered. :.

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Had urine test, some results urine occult blood negative trace Urine protein screen negative, trace mg\dl negative. Is this normal reading with trace?

Had urine test, some results urine occult blood negative trace Urine protein screen negative, trace mg\dl negative. Is this normal reading with trace?

Normal: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is in the best position to do that. Having said that, the results you provided are normal.

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Last 2010 I have 3 high BP reading. Blood and urine test all normal except for highldl. My father have htn. Is it coz of kdney dse? My BP now alwys120/80

Last 2010 I have 3 high BP reading. Blood and urine test all normal except for highldl. My father have htn. Is it coz of kdney dse? My BP now alwys120/80

Familial: The great majority of hypertension cases are familial rather than due to kidney disease. To prevent your blood pressure from becoming high, avoid excess salt, maintain a good weight and exercise regularly. You need dietary advice to lower your ldl. You have no evidence of kidney disease.

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Combur urine test (strips) when compared the colors to the container, PH was very high (8/9) and ERY was also very high (highest) what does this mean?

Combur urine test (strips) when compared the colors to the container, PH was very high (8/9) and ERY was also very high (highest) what does this mean?

Here are some...: Why did you get urine chemstrip test? Did you have urinary symptoms? Did you collect the urine carefully enough so to no contaminate the specimen, especially during period? So, before drawing conclusion from limited urine test result, a review of history is needed so to correlate the finding with your individual clinical situation.

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Which is the chemical on the end of diabetes urine test strips?

Which is the chemical on the end of diabetes urine test strips?

Different companies: Make different strips compare yours to bottle strip came in and you'll figure it out :).

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Is it possible to have a trace finding of RBC on urine test strip if a clean catch was not done?

Is it possible to have a trace finding of RBC on urine test strip if a clean catch was not done?

Not clear: Not sure what your question is. You can have contamination from menstrual blood or other sources.

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I had a TURP done 4 weeks ago, urine test strip shows elevated leucocytes but C&S is negative for infection. What could be the cause?

I had a TURP done 4 weeks ago, urine test strip shows elevated leucocytes but C&S is negative for infection. What could be the cause?

Inflammation: White blood cells in the urine reflects inflammation. That can be caused by infection, or by healing (such as after surgery). Ask the urologist if you are worried.

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I have 500+ on the Azo urine test strip, negative for the nitrite. Have had a low fever ranging from 99.0-100.3 for the last 2 weeks. What could it be?

I have 500+ on the Azo urine test strip, negative for the nitrite. Have had a low fever ranging from 99.0-100.3 for the last 2 weeks. What could it be?

UrineUrineEverywhere: There are lots of opinions about discrepancies between the Nitrite and Leukocyte parts of the urine test. But here's my take: if you have symptoms and either or both is positive then it's most likely a UTI; both negative, repeat the test in a day and if still negative, ask your doctor. No symptoms then don't take the test just for "fun." You may end up getting confused and wasting a lot of time.

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After a 4 month ecoli uti, I now have weird tickling? Sensation in my urethra and very tiny traces of blood on urine test strip?

After a 4 month ecoli uti, I now have weird tickling? Sensation in my urethra and very tiny traces of blood on urine test strip?

Repeat culture: First, you should not have a UTI for 4 months. If you have been properly cultured and treated the UTI should resolve. A "tickling" sensation could be a sign of irritation / inflammation in the urethra (urethritis). Please get re-cultured and make sure you are being treated appropriately.

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How to pass a urine test?

How to pass a urine test?

You can't: Apart from drinking plenty of water, there's no way to get those drugs out of your system and we'll catch additives. One thing that's regrettable about urine testing is that cannabis stays around much longer than other drugs, and society isn't rational about its use, forcing weekend partiers to choose something much more dangerous to get high. Good luck, and consider becoming drug-free.

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15/25hpf of urine test, it is bad?

15/25hpf of urine test, it is bad?

Quantity: I believe what you are asking is '15-25/hpf' which would mean 15 to 25 per high powered field. This is a quantity counted out usually under a high powered microscope. How good or bad depends on what is being measured.

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What can be detected in a drug urine test?

What can be detected in a drug urine test?

Urine drug test: It is usually 10 test panel 1amphetamines 2barbiturates 3benzodiazpines 4cananabinoids (thc) 5cocaine 6methadone 7methaquilone 8opiates (codeine, morphine, heroin, oxycodone, vicodin 9phencyclidin (pcp) 10propoxyphene.

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Will a urine test show positive at 4/5 weeks?

Will a urine test show positive at 4/5 weeks?

Pregnancy test?: If you are asking whether urine pregnancy test would be positive at 4/5 weeks of pregnancy, the answer is yes. Follow the instruction for the test carefully. Urine tests are usually positive at about 5-6 days after a missed period.