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What can they test for when you take a urine test for a sports physical at the school nurse?

What can they test for when you take a urine test for a sports physical at the school nurse?

Following:: Glucose to rule out diabetes, protein & blood to r/o kidney disease or stones, white blood cells &/or bacteria to r/o infection. Also my be testing for illegal drug use! ...Read more

Urine (Definition)

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


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What to do if i'm talking about just the usual routine blood test at a check-up visit. Do they test for blood sugar?

What to do if i'm talking about just the usual routine blood test at a check-up visit. Do they test for blood sugar?

Usually: There are hundreds of different lab tests and the lab will test for the things your doctor orders. Blood glucose level is a common test. ...Read more

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When you have blood drawn and tested do they check for everything? Or do they only look for specific things?Was at ER for kidney stones , just curious

Not everything: There is no way they could check for 'everything.' if only we had such a blood test! they look for specific things, depending on what you're there for. ...Read more

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What does it cost for a 24 hour urine cortisol test in india?

What does it cost for a 24 hour urine cortisol test in india?

Ask the lab: Hi. If your doc ordered a 24-hr urine cortisol, you should be able to get the price from the lab running the assay. On HealthTap, we're US physicians, and don't know lab prices in India. Good luck! ...Read more

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What do doctors check for in a routine blood test in someone over 65?

What do doctors check for in a routine blood test in someone over 65?

Depends: There is no single routine test, it depends on the symptoms a person presents with. Common tests are for hemoglobin, blood sugar, lipids, thyroid, liver and kidney function. ...Read more

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When you go to a urologist or any sort of doctor and urinate in a cup, do they check for diabetes?

When you go to a urologist or any sort of doctor and urinate in a cup, do they check for diabetes?

Depends : That depends on your symptoms and complaints. It is easy to check for glucose and ketones on a test stick, but they may be checking for substances like drugs, or other things. ...Read more

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When you pee in a cup at a check-up what do they test for?

When you pee in a cup at a check-up what do they test for?

Yucky Stuff!: No seriously, we check for sugar, concentration, cells, bacteria, ketones, infections , stones, and "casts". See here: http://bit.Ly/nd4mcl. ...Read more

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Is there a urine test to check soley for neurontin (gabapentin). I did a 10 panel urine screen, can they pull urine out of the scrn that i did or a diff one, help!

Is there a urine test to check soley for neurontin (gabapentin). I did a 10 panel urine screen, can they pull urine out of the scrn that i did or a diff one, help!

See answer: Since Neurontin (gabapentin) is not a controlled substance nor it is an addictive drug it is not tested for unless there is some specific reason to test for it. A 10 panel drug screen tests for cocaine, amphetamines, methamphetamines (meth), marijuana, methadone, opiates, phencyclidine (pcp), barbiturates, benzodiazepines, and tricyclic antidepressants. ...Read more

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I have high levels of protein in urine from 24 hour urine collection. I have been referred to nephrologist. What can you expect on an initial visit?

I have high levels of protein in urine from 24 hour urine collection.  I have been referred to nephrologist.  What can you expect on an initial visit?

Nephrologist visit: You can expect to give your medical history and have a physical examination done by the nephrologist. You will be asked to collect a 24 hour urine collection for creatinine clearance and protein, to see at level your kidneys work and to quantify the amount of protein in your urine/24 hours. A renal ultrasound will be ordered. Depending on the urine results, more blood tests may be ordered. ...Read more

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If a dr asked me to collect a 24 hour urine sample can I do that on my own in a jar or jug or do I need to go in to an office and get the cups - is it all my iron or just a portion from each time?

If a dr asked me to collect a 24 hour urine sample can I do that on my own in a jar or jug or do I need to go in to an office and get the cups - is it all my iron or just a portion from each time?

Get the container: Most 24 hr urine collection is in a very specific container. Pick it up. Empty your bladder in the toilet when you start the collection (say 7am) and then collect every bit of urine for 24 hours including the next day at 7 am. ...Read more

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I went to the doctors for some abdominal pain and took a urine test, will they also check for pregnancy?

I went to the doctors for some abdominal pain and took a urine test, will they also check for pregnancy?

They can but...: A doctor can use urine to test for pregnancy but it has to be ordered. A standard urinalysis would not typically include a pregnancy test. ...Read more

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How do they test for kidney infections, would it come up in a urine sample? Got tested for a uti.. Seem to be having pain in kidney area in back

How do they test for kidney infections, would it come up in a urine sample? Got tested for a uti.. Seem to be having pain in kidney area in back

Urine sample: Kidney infection is extension of bladder infections--both uti. Kidney is more concerning, can get very sick, fast. ? Treated for uti. Could be stone, so if fever, chills, increased pain or worsens, needs to be seen. ...Read more

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What do they look for if they order a 24 hour holter heart monitor?

What do they look for if they order a 24 hour holter heart monitor?

Abnormal heart beats: It continuously monitors your heart rhythm. This helps your doctor find and diagnose abnorl beating patterns. This is especially important in abnormal rhythms which only happen intermittently. ...Read more

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What to do if I have to submit a urinalysis for a job. How effective are at home tests?

What to do if I have to submit a urinalysis for a job. How effective are at home tests?

Stop using drugs: Please forgive my frankness. The only way you can be confident of not having drug use detected by a pre-job urinalysis is to be clean. This isn't the place to debate the wisdom, especially with respect to cannabis. If low levels of the latter are detected, as they may be weeks after stopping heavy use, you can claim passive exposure credibly. ...Read more

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Do leukocytes usually always show up in your urine when you have a uti?

Do leukocytes usually always show up in your urine when you have a uti?

No: Depending upon severity of urinary tract infection, sometimes only a few parts of urinalysis (typically a dipstick) show up positive. If it's really bad, maybe everything turns positive. At that point, we make an educated guess re which antibiotic to offer. If you've had multiple bladder infections or signs of kidney infection, we can send urine for culture & sensitivity to determine exact antibio ...Read more

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Is there a different blood glucose test performed at the doctor than what you can do at home?

Is there a different blood glucose test performed at the doctor than what you can do at home?

Yes: Home glucose monitors can check blood sugar at home. There are also home kits to test a1c, a measurement of your average blood sugar over 2-3 months. ...Read more