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Urine Dipstick Bilirubin Rct
A home urine dipstick test indicates small amount of bilirubin what would this indicate? And do I need to see my gp? Or is normal to have some?
Urine bilirubin: It is abnormal to have dipstick positive for bilirubin. It means that bilirubin is being produced by liver and excreted by kidney. You need liver function blood tests. You need to see your doctor for good medical history and thorough physical examination. Please also read jaundice- http://doctorrajput. Com thanks. ...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
Blood test fine except high creatinine & bilirubin. Urine dipstick shows bilirubin, ketones, proteins, high sg and blood. Ct no stones in kidn or galb?
Did urine dipstick at home during tail end of period bilirubin seemed to read + can contamination affect it?
Can concentration of urine affect the dipstick for bilirubin when barely drinking shows + but drank 32 oz during 6 hr period now no trace?
Yes it can be: Bilirubin is a pigment associated with the liver/hepatic system and red blood cells (especially hemolysis or breaking of them since bilirubin is found in them). Bilirubin causes jaundice and dark urine. Tests can be done to distinguish the source (conjugated vs unconjugated). Also need to look at other abnormal tests, history/exam would also be very important. Be sure to follow up with your doctor. ...Read more
Urine is acidic: There isn't a lower level of acidity. But NOT acidic is NOT normal. 7 is neutral so, 6.5 or below is normal. ...Read more
It still might.: High bilirubin can come from hemolysis of red cells, liver damage, or gallstones. So if a lot of your red cells are being destroyed, or you have a liver issue like cirrhosis, or hepatitis, or a history of gallstones, you can have at least some bilirubin in your urine, even if you didn't eat. In fact, not eating might cause it due to the liver using your reserves. If it persists, see your doctor. ...Read more
I would not worry: Most people have one ehrlich unit, the scale goes up to ten, and an athlete often has some hemolysis (just from feet pounding the pavement ('runner's hemolysis'). If your routine labs are otherwise normal, and your personal physician isn't concerned, I wouldn't be either. Hemolysis -- recycling red cells early -- raises urinary urobilinogen. ...Read more
High bilirubin: Dark colored urine and increased bilirubin may be due to some form of hepatitis. Usually it's accompanied by right upper abdominal pain and jaundice-yellow sclera of the eyes. Stool may turn pale clay color. There are multiple causes of hepatitis: viral, obstructive due to blockage in a gall bladder or from some medications. You need to see a doctor for further blood work and abdominal sonogram ...Read more
The urine dipstick has squares which 'turn color' when certain chemicals in the urine are present in various amounts (graded 0-->4+). It can show: state of hydration (spec. Grav.), kidney disease (protein), diabetes (sugar/ketones), stone/tumor (blood), liver disease (bilirubin), infection (white cells/nitrite).
A complete urinalysis includes dipstick and microscopic exam. ...Read more
Might be: I would see a specialist ie gastroenterologist or your primary doctor for further investigation ...Read more
Blood...: It means that a significant amount of blood was present in the urine. If you were going through, had recently finished or about to start your period this could be the reason. However, there are other reason like infection, kidney stones, irritation. You would need to follow up with your doctor on the results if having your period was not the reason. ...Read more
Depends: There are multiple chips that are green depending on what is in the urine. If there is blood in the urine it will turn the yellow chip anywhere from light green to dark green depending on the amount of blood present. The pH chip will also turn green with a higher pH. If protein is present in the urine, the chip will turn a shade of green ...Read more
Brands differ: The strips test for nitrite produced by some utis. Certain strips also test for white blood cells. Some dipsticks can test for both, but most test for only one or the other. An area on the end of the strip changes color if you have uti, altho false positive and negative tests occur. Most urinary tract infections can be cured with antibiotics, but see your doctor. ...Read more
See below: If you do not have symptoms of uti, don't worry. ...Read more
Not reliable: The brown color may be distinctive to experienced eyes, and if the foam is more yellow than is common from ordinary mucus bubbles, it suggests bilirubin. If there is bilirubin visible in the urine, a yellow tinge to the sclera (early jaundice) is to be expected -- look in the sunlight. And if you must ask, a physician consult is in order. ...Read more
Nothing: It likely means nothing.Get a more detailed answer ›
No: A urine test should be negative for bilirubin. There are certain diseases that caused bilirubin to be increased including hepatitis, liver disease, jaundice. Urine will generally be dark yellow with foam. Pyridium, (phenazopyridine) a medication used often for urinary tract infections, can cause a false positive bilirubin. If you have specific concerns, you should see your family practice physician. ...Read more
Can I be anemic if for the first time large bilirubin and trace urobilirubin are found in my urine?
Is there a specific brand of urine dipstick to purchase for UTI detection? Is one better than another?
Not to my knowledge: Any of the commercially available home UTI test kits have equal specificity and sensitivity. Consider visiting your doctor if the test suggests an infection, or if the results don't confirm your own suspicions, to obtain more accuarate tests and receive proper treatment. ...Read more
I had dipstick urine test everything else was negative expect blood shows +/- intact. What does it mean?
Repeat: I'm going to assume this is not just contamination from your monthly cycle. This will probably be repeated and maybe worked up if positive. Several percent of folks have hematuria for no reason that anyone can determine -- often it's from a particular gene, and it doesn't result in problems. ...Read more
My urine has a greenish tint to it, but my bilirubin numbers are within normal range after a blood test. What could this be?
Mess: Some vitamins and other mess, and some food coloring agents, will do this. If you feel well, do not worry. ...Read more
Bilirubin is the potentially toxic product of heme metabolism. It is formed by breakdown of heme present in hemoglobin, myoglobin, cytochromes, catalase, peroxidase and tryptophan pyrrolase. Eighty percent of the daily bilirubin production comes from hemoglobin. It requires conversion to a water-soluble form before elimination from the body by ...Read more