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Is specific gravity of 1.01 and 1.010 the same?

Yes they are the: same. There is no added value after adding the zero after the one.Take care! ...Read more

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Specific gravity 1.010 and ph 5 or 6. This was a first thing in the morning sample. Does this seem too diluted or is it within normal?

It's dilute: Especially for first thing in the morning. You should ask whoever gave you the means to test this and who has ordered all of these tests what to make of it. Good luck! ...Read more

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Just had a urinalysis. And specific gravity was 1.005 and pH 7.0. Is this ok? My norm specific grav is 1.20 or so.

Just had a urinalysis. And specific gravity was 1.005 and pH 7.0. Is this ok? My norm specific grav is 1.20 or so.

Yes: Lower specific gravity on ua simply means that you were more hydrated, and your urine less concentrated, than the last time you gave a specimen. Your ph is also within the normal ranges. ...Read more

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Specific gravity urine is low. 1.002. What does this mean. Does it mean i'm not drink enough fluids?

Specific gravity urine is low. 1.002. What does this mean. Does it mean i'm not drink enough fluids?

Low specific gravity: A low urine specific gravity (sg) means you are not excreting a concentrated urine, one of the causes of that may be that you were drinking a large amount of fluid. The reasons for your low sg are difficult to interpret without knowing your blood results. ...Read more

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Urine test showed Specific Gravity 1.010 and the normal was 1.011. Other results normal. What does that mean?

Urine test showed Specific Gravity 1.010 and the normal was 1.011. Other results normal. What does that mean?

TheGravityofYour...: A specific gravity of 1.010 is very close to the fluids in your blood vessels(not the blood cells).So in the urine, that means the kidneys aren't working to save any fluid (mostly water).This could be a normal response to drinking a lot of fluids or a sign that the kidneys aren't doing their job.Depends on what else is going on with you.If you feel healthy then it's probably nothing to worry about ...Read more

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Isn't it true that kidneys that are failing can't produce a specific gravity of 1.030? And if they are failing it'll stay around 1.010?

Isn't it true that kidneys that are failing can't produce a specific gravity of 1.030? And if they are failing it'll stay around 1.010?

True: Specific gravity is the kidney's ability to concentrate urine so as the kidney disease advances the specific gravity falls. In most patients who have end stage renal disease the specific gravity is fixed at 1.010. ...Read more

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What does qns in case of urine specific gravity means ?N my urine pH is acidic

What does qns in case of urine specific gravity means ?N my urine pH is acidic

Not enough to test: Qns translates to quantity not sufficient. It means there was not enough volume of the sample for the test to be run buy the method the lab uses to confirm the result. ...Read more

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I am 21 female. Urine test shows specific gravity- 1010 & Epithelial cells- 3-5/hpf. Is this normal?

I am 21 female. Urine test shows specific gravity- 1010 & Epithelial cells- 3-5/hpf.
Is this normal?

Normal: Your urine is fairly dilute with a SG of 1.010. Epthelial cells are quite normal in a female. These came from your vagina. There would likely be less or no epithelial cells if your labia were widely separated & you caught a mid-stream specimen. No RBCS, WBCs or bacteria is excellent. Good Luck, no cause for any concern ...Read more

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Why post hypophysectomy via transphenoifal approach nurse should check urine specific gravity every 4 hrs?

Why post hypophysectomy via transphenoifal approach nurse should check urine specific gravity every 4 hrs?

Diabetes insipidus: After a transphenoidal surgery, you can have a disruption of the production of a pituitary hormone called vasopressin, which normally controls the amount of water that is filtered through the kidneys into your urine. This can result in losing too much water in your urine, a condition called "diabetes insipidus", resulting in diluted urine which can be measured by checking the specific gravity. ...Read more

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What does a specific gravity of less than 1.005 indicate. other factors..trace..blood urgency, pressure, no pain no temp.

What does a specific gravity of less than 1.005 indicate. other factors..trace..blood urgency, pressure, no pain no temp.

Trace elements: Pure water has a specific gravity (SG) of 1. Whatever is added, increases theSG, the widest range is in the urine to preserve the blood SG within a very narrow range, which is usually normal. U Normal Values: 1.005 to 1.025 SG ...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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Sr creatinine(0.91mg/dl). All other urine analysis is normal. specific gravity is low 1.005. What is the significance of this.

Sr creatinine(0.91mg/dl). All other urine analysis is normal. specific gravity is low 1.005. What is the significance of this.

Urine specific grav: Specific gravity is a measure of the "other" things in your urine besides plain water, and can include electrolytes, proteins, and sugars or other chemicals. The fact that your level is very low would indicate that you have been drinking lots of fluids so the urine is dilute, or your kidneys won't concentrate the urine by excreting electrolytes. Sr. Creatinine should check nl range for lab. ...Read more

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Why is that there is a normal specific gravity but the patient is suffering from glomerular bleeding?

Why is that there is a normal specific gravity but the patient is suffering from glomerular bleeding?

Urine Specific...: ...Gravity depends on amounts of urea, sodium, potassium, and chloride secreted, and those do not depend on glomeruli but on dietary intake and tubular function. ...Read more

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I have a high level of specific gravity in my urine...I keep drinking water but i can't get it down! why is this?

I have a high level of specific gravity in my urine...I keep drinking water but i can't get it down! why is this?

Meds & supplements?: If you are not taking any medications or supplements / herbals / protein, then you should be evaluated by a nephrologist. If any of the above, they may be contributing to elevated sg (via elimination in urine). ...Read more

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What does the result 51L on my eGFR Female mean on my blood test results and 1.030 on my Specific Gravity test? Thank you for your answers!

What does the result 51L on my eGFR Female mean on my blood test results and 1.030 on my Specific Gravity test?
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It means: mild to moderatbe decrease in kidney function. But this need to be interpreted in the scope of the clinical findings . Urine specific gravity appears to be upper normal level. If you have any further queries click this --> https://www.healthtap.com/experts/12714048-dr-vahe-yetimyan ...Read more

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Erythrocytes 2+ & 6-20, another test was 21-50, specific gravity slightly low, hematocrit 35.9, eGFR 56.6, mucus rare, No symtoms, What does this mean

Erythrocytes 2+ & 6-20, another test was 21-50, specific gravity slightly low, hematocrit 35.9, eGFR 56.6, mucus rare, No symtoms, What does this mean

Blood in urine: I assume those Results are from your urinalysis. You seem to have microscopic blood in the urine (called hematuria), which is generally not significant and all you need is a kidney Ultrasound to assess for kidney cysts/mass/stone to start with and if that is normal, a visit to urologist. Your eGFR is slightly lower than normal (being <60), and you need follow up with a nephrologist every 3-4 month ...Read more

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Does urine specific gravity increase or decrease in post-renal azotemia ? And what about pre renal ?

Does urine specific gravity increase or decrease in post-renal azotemia ? And what about pre renal ?

Depends : In pre renal azotemia if due dehydration or volume depletion, specific gravity should be high but depends on baseline kidney functions like any underlying kidney disease. I am not sure what you meant by post renal azotemia- in general someone passing lots of urine and is clear, specific gravity should be low as it is likely to be dilute urine; but are some exceptions. ...Read more