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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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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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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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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