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Urine Sample Results
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
Not much. : Bacteria in the urine as an isolated event is not very helpful or specific. This could be caused by a poor collection or by actual bacteria in the urine this does not necessarily indicate an infection. Urinary tract infection is usually heralded by pain urgency and frequency of urination ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Urine Drug Screen: This should not be a problem.Get a more detailed answer ›
I get infrequent blood spotting every month before my period with a week or 2, i did a urine sample test and the result is sterile pyuria, what's this?
Sterile pyuria: Means presence of white cells in the urine in the absence of bacterial infection on culture. It could be due to kidney disease, autoimmune or systemic illness, tb, medication side effect etc. Infrequent spotting could be from hormonal imbalance, ovarian, thyroid or adrenal problems. Take care! .http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/pyuria. ...Read more
What do the results mean : on a 24 hr urine calcium sample with results of 433.8 calcium for 1800 ml urine volume. I am 41 yrs old. 5 ft tall..137 lbs?
Hypercalcuria: Possible primary or secondary hyperparthyroidism. Also refer to my previous answer to your question. ...Read more
When collecting urine sample for urine culture how many hours is it recommended not to void before collecting the sample to get an accurate results?
Urine culture: what is necessary during a urine collection for culture is to avoid contamination when collection the urine sample, that is the vulva or the penis has to be wiped clean than collect a mid stream urine, but not how long to wait before voiding, assuming there is urine in the bladder ...Read more