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Taking A Urine Sample
Depends : Some things such as glucose must be tested pretty quick as they are consumed by cells and bacteria in the urine. Cells deteriorate quickly, bacteria multiply quickly. Protein could deteriorate. The ph can change depending upon bacterial action. Sodium, potassium, chloride, an similar elemental analytes are unchanged in spite of temperature and or biologic processes. In general test asap. ...Read more
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
I'm pregnant & while taking urine sample at clinic restroom happen to pick up my phone frm toilet bowl with my bare hand will i or my baby get infecte?
You will be fine: Wash your hands thoroughly, and wipe off your phone with a disinfectant wipe. You and your baby should be just fine. ...Read more
Electrolytes: Levels of electrolytes are measures most commonly in serum, however, they are also measured in urine. Looking for a basis metabolic panel to see how you are doing overall, blood is drawn. Looking to see if you are metabolizing well and utilizing or wasting nutrients, urine can be used. With your history of renal disease they would check your electrolytes in your urine to eval your disease process. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
For confirmation: There was likely an abnormal finding at your urinalysis which needs to be confirmed before proceeding with any other studies. Original urinalysis may have been positive for infection ; dr now wants to get urine culture to identify germ antibiotic sensitivity, i.e. Which antibiotic would be effective to eliminate infection. ...Read more