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What is urinalysis?

What is urinalysis?

Urine test or UA: Test to demonstrate presence or absence of Sugar (? Diabetes): Protein (? Kidney disease; Bile (? Liver problem) Red blood & white blood cells (Bladder or kidney infection, kidney disease or tumor etc;.): Bacteria (? Infection), Ketones (? Nutrition) pH (? Acidity or alkalinity of urine) Specific Gravity (? Urine Concentrated or Dilute)

Ua (Definition)

A ua is a urinalysis, or chemical and microscopic analysis of the urine. The standard urinalysis is performed with a dipstick test for ph, blood, protein, sugar, and ketones. In addition, a urinalysis usually includes a microscope examination to identify if the urine contains cells, "casts" (structures that indicate a problem originating in the kidney) or crystals (such as ...Read more


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What can a urinalysis tell you?

What can a urinalysis tell you?

ALOT: A urine analysis (ua) can show: state of hydration (spec grav), kidney disease (protein), diabetes (sugar/ketones), stone/tumor (blood), liver disease (bilirubin), infection (white cells/nitrite). Also seen under the microscope are casts, crystals, bacteria, yeast. Separate tests check pregnancy (HCG) and drug screen. Remember to do ua as a 'clean catch' wipe area, urinate, catch urine, finish.

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I've had a PAP, US, blood work, urinalysis and cultures done came back normal. I still have cervical pain, I recently got nexplanon inserted as well.

I've had a PAP, US, blood work, urinalysis and cultures done came back normal. I still have cervical pain, I recently got nexplanon inserted as well.

Don't give up: There are causes such as chemical sensitivites to latex, douches, tampons...to consider. Her is some information. The most common cause is trichomonas which requires a swab in saline for microspy. You may try having it treated empirically with antibiotics. Your OB-Gyn might consider cryotherapy. http://www. Webmd. Com/women/guide/cervicitis http://emedicine. Medscape. Com/article/253402-overview

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Can you tell me how dangerous is 100, 000 col form units in a urinalysis?

Can you tell me how dangerous is 100, 000 col form units in a urinalysis?

Here is. ..: Accumulated experience confirmed, designated, & adopted this number inside each cc of urine as being significant to denote a properly collected urine containing enough bacteria to cause UTI, especially in females. However, it would be more meaningful to correlate the culture result with clinical picture. But, at times, a less number is still deemed significant for clinical use. So, ask Doc timely.

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The results form a urinalysis showed a pH of 5.3. What should I do to get this higher?

The results form a urinalysis showed a pH of 5.3. What should I do to get this higher?

Depends: If you are not sick, do not have symptoms, you do not need to raise the pH of your urine necessarily. If you have kidney stones, further analysis may help determine what caused them. Making urine more acidic or more basic (alkaline) may help prevent kidney stones depending on the type of stone they are. I hope this helps!

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What do abnormal squamous cells in urinalysis mean?

What do abnormal squamous cells in urinalysis mean?

Several things: Having an abnormal urilnalysis can result from several factors. Things such as infection, bladder stones, catheterization (especially prolonged urinary catheterization), and malignancy can be possible causes. If this was detected, a urological evaluation should be sought to include a cystoscopy (placement of a telescope into the bladder to visualize the bladder).

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What if u are pregnant then u go for urinalysis then the result of squamous cells is many what it means.. ...? Is that bad or what? . Ty

Normal skin cells: Squamous cells are very common in a urinalysis in a woman because these cells are shed by the skin and it is often difficult to give a specimen without any of the urine stream touching your labial skin.

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What does "pi" stand for on a urinalysis? And what does it mean when it is "high"? Urinalysis shows it as 5-10 when normal is 0-3

What does "pi" stand for on a urinalysis? And what does it mean when it is "high"? Urinalysis shows it as 5-10 when normal is 0-3

Urine analysis: I betcha your UA is registering "epi" cells. These are normal kidney or ureter or bladder or even vaginal cells. Sometimes the tech will report "squamous" cells. Urine pH is also reported but normal range is 5 to 7. Shedding these cells is not particularly worrisome, but interpretation requires a reading of what else is in the urine and if an illness is apparent. Suggest repeat and discussion

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Went for a microscopic urinalysis results - mucus present and urine culture- organisms recovered in low numbers. What do these mean? Infection?

Went for a microscopic urinalysis results - mucus present and urine culture- organisms recovered in low numbers. What do these mean? Infection?

Unlikely: Urine screening tests also look for other markers of infection like nitrite and leukocyte enzymes. If those were negative and urine culture had low number of bacteria, it is not likely to be infection.

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Creatinine level is 1.3mg/dl (range:0.8-1.3). bun/creat ratio normal, electrolytes all normal, uric acid normal, urinalysis all normal. Any concern?

Creatinine level is 1.3mg/dl (range:0.8-1.3). bun/creat ratio normal, electrolytes all normal, uric acid normal, urinalysis all normal. Any concern?

No: At your age, kidney function is usually starting to drop of. And/or you may simply be physically fit and decently muscled. When I was lifting weights daily, I ran 1.7-1.8. I see you have hepatitis C and cirrhosis. See if you can get into one of these new studies with the meds that usually cure it. Best wishes.

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Urinalysis results were: S.G. 1.007, pH of 6.0 and UBG of 3.2 umol/L what does this mean?

Urinalysis results were: S.G. 1.007, pH of 6.0 and UBG of 3.2 umol/L what does this mean?

Here are some. ..: All reported value can be normal, but SG of 1, 007 is indicative of diluted urine resulting from common compulsive beverage consumption or occasional impaired kidney function in its concentrating ability. Detail? Ask Doc timely.

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What is urinalysis?

Urine test or UA: Test to demonstrate presence or absence of Sugar (? Diabetes): Protein (? Kidney disease; Bile (? Liver problem) Red blood & white blood cells (Bladder or kidney infection, kidney disease or tumor etc;.): Bacteria (? Infection), Ketones (? Nutrition) pH (? Acidity or alkalinity of urine) Specific Gravity (? Urine Concentrated or Dilute)

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What is a urinalysis?

Routine lab test: We'll look for blood, protein, glucose and some other things. If there's a concern, we'll look at the urine under the microscope. It's worth doing yearly.

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What can a urinalysis tell you?

ALOT: A urine analysis (ua) can show: state of hydration (spec grav), kidney disease (protein), diabetes (sugar/ketones), stone/tumor (blood), liver disease (bilirubin), infection (white cells/nitrite). Also seen under the microscope are casts, crystals, bacteria, yeast. Separate tests check pregnancy (HCG) and drug screen. Remember to do ua as a 'clean catch' wipe area, urinate, catch urine, finish.

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How to interpret my urinalysis?

Leave it to Lab: Laboratory technical personnel undergo extensive training to interpret results of lab tests and you should leave the task to these professionals.

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Urinalysis looks for drugs, right?

No, not exactly: Illegal or surreptitious use of drugs can be determined from a urine or blood sample. However, a urinalysis is meant to test for abnormalities of the kidney and bladder - e.g. Infection, medical kidney disease, bleeding, diabetic control, etc. The urine drug test is a completely different assay altogether even if it uses the same type of sample.