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What does the 24-hour urine test check for?

What does the 24-hour urine test check for?

Depends: On what your physician orders but in general, 24 hr urine collection is done to assess 1) filtering function of the kidneys (i.e. creatinine clearance), 2) presence/severity of proteinuria, or 3) as part of kidney stone work-up. ...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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Can herpes be checked through a urine test?

Can herpes be checked through a urine test?

Herpes: A herpes culture is still the most accurate way to test for herpes. A blood test for herpes can tell if you have been exposed but it can not tell you the location of the infection. ...Read more

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What can they check in a blood and urine test?

What can they check in a blood and urine test?

Urinalysis: Urinalysis checks for urine ph (acidity), concentration, presence of ketones, sugar (evidence of diabetes), blood (range of causes but genitourinary cancer must be ruled out). Protein (evidence of kidney dysfunction), and signs of infection. ...Read more

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I got a blood and urine test. Was wondering what do they check?

See details: It depends on the tests ordered. The normal tests show a blood count, electrolytes, liver and kidney function and serum calcium. ...Read more

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At an annual checkup with a new dr, vitals checked but no more. I never took off my shirt, no urine test, no dre, etc. Is this ok? (i am male 58yrs)

At an annual checkup with a new dr, vitals checked but no more. I never took off my shirt, no urine test, no dre, etc. Is this ok? (i am male 58yrs)

Depends: It is argueable that a psa is more sensitive for prostate cancer, and a colonoscopy is more sensitive for cancer. If both are ordered, your doctor may feel this will be more than enough. Urine testing is also not usually recommended any more for screening assymptomatic, low-risk individuals. In the age of evidence-based medicine, we have to be sure we are following evidence not tradition. ...Read more

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What can urine test at the doctors check for?

What can urine test at the doctors check for?

Many things:: Kidney disease by presence of protein, cells &/or casts, urinary tract infection, blood found in utis kidney stones or urinary tract cancer, diabetes, urinary acidity & urine specific gravity demonstrating ability to concentrate or dilute urine, bilirubin elevated with jaundice or liver disease and presence of ketones ketones which demonstrate starvation. ...Read more

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I have urine infection am on my last day of my antivbiotic can I go get check in to c if am ok in 4days like urine test?

I have urine infection am on my last day of my antivbiotic can I go get check in to c if am ok in 4days like urine test?

Uti treatment: If placed on antibx for UTI symptoms should improve within 24 hours of starting meds. If no improvement may be resistant infx then urine culture advised. ...Read more

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Dip stick urine test come back with a trace of blood in my urine should I be concerned every time they check its a trace of blood there why?

Dip stick urine test come back with a trace of blood in my urine should I be concerned every time they check its a trace of blood there why?

No: I'm not worried about a "trace" of blood because you mentioned only rare red cells in the sediment. Going to the gym can give you this from the myoglobin. Get checked next year. ...Read more

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This month I missd my perioud. When I check with stripe urine test at home after 12 days missd perioud and result is negative why? When I check again.

This month I missd my perioud. When I check with stripe urine test at home after 12 days missd perioud and result is negative why? When I check again.

Pregnancy tests: The most common cause of a negative pregnancy test is not being pregnant. Generally you should recheck in one week. Missing periods can occur for a variety of reasons and can be normal even though it can be very concerning. ...Read more

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Urine test checks for bladder cancer or other problems?

Urine test checks for bladder cancer or other problems?

Can be both: Many tests can be run on urine, although the selection is not as vast as blood testing. The basic test is called a urinalysis or ua. A urine cytology is a separate test where a pathologist evaluates the urine for cancer cells. Please ask your doctor more about the testing. ...Read more

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How to know if blood circulation through the body is ok esp kidney. R serum Cr N random urine test sufficient to check kidney functioning?

How to know if blood circulation through the body is ok esp kidney. R serum Cr N random urine test sufficient to check kidney functioning?

Usually a: Serum BUN/Cr and basic urinalysis/sediment will demonstrated if there are any concerning kidney issues going on. Remember kidney dysfunction/disease has many causes beyond just appropriate circulation of blood; as in you can have good blood flow and still have kidney disease. ...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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My boyfriend recently had a blood and urine test to check his health. Can this test validate if he has an STD or sti? Everything came out negative.

My boyfriend recently had a blood and urine test to check his health. Can this test validate if he has an STD or sti? Everything came out negative.

Depends: It depends on what test (s) were ordered--will not find what is not looked for. Stds are tested for with either blood or urine specimen (depending on which std), so is possible. Need to ask him if he knows which tests were done, or he will need to contact his provider for clarification. ...Read more

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I did a urine test for medical check up. The results are mostly normal except bacteria+ (few) and ca. Oxalate+ (few). What does these mean? Thank you!

I did a urine test for medical check up. The results are mostly normal except bacteria+ (few) and ca. Oxalate+ (few). What does these mean? Thank you!

Needs checking: Few bacteria on a voided specimen (as opposed to a catheterized specimen) is usually meaningless but a urine culture might be ordered by your doctor. The calcium oxalate crystals could mean a stone somewhere in your urinary tract. That should be checked radiographically. Good luck. ...Read more

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My sis 24old has peutz-jeghers syndrome, she has to do pep-test but she is virgin, is there other way to check the cervix? Blood or urine test? Or MRI?

My sis 24old has peutz-jeghers syndrome, she has to do pep-test but she is virgin, is there other way to check the cervix? Blood or urine test? Or MRI?

Pap options: Your sister is at VERY low risk for cervical disease, but PJ syndrome can have other neoplastic manifestations in the ovaries and bowel, so if the intent is to screen for those, then US, colonoscopy and other approaches are available. But pelvic exam is the low cost way to screen for ovarian enlargement. ...Read more

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Can I have urine test for checking WBC if I'm also having a flu? Will flu affect the result of WBC?

Can I have urine test for checking WBC if I'm also having a flu? Will flu affect the result of WBC?

Blood only: WBC can only be checked with a blood test and a flu or any viral illness can definitely affect it. I would advice waiting till the sickness has run its course before checking the WBC. ...Read more

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Urine test said 'few RBCs'. Also had bloody semen 2 days before this. I had gross hematuria last year & got complete check-up. What tests to get now?

Urine test said 'few RBCs'. Also had bloody semen 2 days before this. I had gross hematuria last year & got complete check-up. What tests to get now?

Here are some...: Hi! KSkinner, Please review the article on Hematuria in http://formefirst. Com/hematuria. Html. Thereby you should get ideas on what you can and should do now and in the future. I do believe I have answered a number of various questions related with hemospermia as well. If so, go over those first. In your current concern on few RBCs with hemospermia, they may be related depending on when & how... ...Read more

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Low potassium from poor diet, now eating better, doing 24 hr urine test to check. Nephrologist thinks it's all diet related. Fixable with good diet?

Low potassium from poor diet, now eating better, doing 24 hr urine test to check. Nephrologist thinks it's all diet related. Fixable with good diet?

Low potassium: Yes, indeed; if low potassium is truly from poor diet, then a potassium rich diet will fix the problem. A 24 hour urine test for potassium and magnesium and sodium is proper testing. Ask about aldosterone level, too. ...Read more

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What does a urine test for d.a. show?

What does a urine test for d.a. show?

Drugs of Abuse: This is a test to see if there are any drugs present in the urine. It tests for common drugs of abuse. ...Read more

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How will I know what does a urine test actually test for?

How will I know what does a urine test actually test for?

Routine urinalysis: Tests for acidity /alkalinity of urine, specific gravity - how dilute or concentrated, presence of blood, presence of white blood cells (seen in infection), presence of bacteria indicating infection, glucose found in diabetes, protein suggestive of possible kidney disease, bile indicating jaundice, ketones elevated in sub-optimal nutrition etc. Urine culture test identifies bacteria in utis. ...Read more

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How far back does a urine test measure for xanex? I haven't taken anything in 5wks. I was taking 1/4 of 1mg 2-3x a week for 2mths.

How far back does a urine test measure for xanex? I haven't taken anything in 5wks. I was taking 1/4 of 1mg 2-3x a week for 2mths.

Xanax (alprazolam) urine test: Usually they stay in your system for 1 to 10 days for your usage although They can stay longer if long chronic use is involved which is not the case here. ...Read more

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How long does cocaine stay in your body? I've tried it only 3 times in the pas, 3 years ago. I tried it one last time just a couple of days ago. I don't ever want to do it again & im in a scholarship program that randomly does a urine test. I never used c

How long does cocaine stay in your body? I've tried it only 3 times in the pas, 3 years ago. I tried it one last time just a couple of days ago. I don't ever want to do it again & im in a scholarship program that randomly does a urine test. I never used c

Cocaine: Blood tests can show Cocaine itself for about 12 hours after use. Urine tests check for metabolic byproducts of cocaine. In infrequent users a urine test is positive for up to 3 days after Cocaine use. However, in those who use Cocaine regularly, a urine test may be positive for 2 weeks after using. Hair samples can show Cocaine for several months after using. Best to stay away from using! ...Read more

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Does a urine test detect less drug in system then mouth swab?

Does a urine test detect less drug in system then mouth swab?

Drug Test: This depends on the drug being tested for and the time elapsed since the last dose was taken. ...Read more

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Does a urine test result comes out as accurate as the pap smear?

Does a urine test result comes out as accurate as the pap smear?

Different aims: Pap smears are intended primarily to look for cancer and precancer in the cervix. They are amazingly accurate despite the difficulty of doing the test. Urinalysis screens for various chemical abnormalities and if the sediment is examined for formed elements as well. There are some situations in which collection problems or interfering substances prevent the test from being accurate but it's good. ...Read more

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2 weeks ago my urine came back as having no signs of infections. Does a urine test scan for things like hiv?

2 weeks ago my urine came back as having no signs of infections. Does a urine test scan for things like hiv?

NO!: If you want to be sure about your HIV status you should have a blood test drawn. If you want to avoid going for a blood test you can look into the oraquick test which you can buy for about $40 and uses a saliva sample. Good luck. ...Read more

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How far back does a urine test detect marijuana in system. Haven't smoke in 20+ days and drank alots of water and green tea in those 20+ days plus I w?

How far back does a urine test detect marijuana in system. Haven't smoke in 20+ days and drank alots of water and green tea in those 20+ days plus I w?

Depends: If you are a chronic user, it is stored in your fatty tissue, and you will test positive for a while. But, miracles do happen. Good luck ...Read more

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How to pass a urine test?

You can't: Apart from drinking plenty of water, there's no way to get those drugs out of your system and we'll catch additives. One thing that's regrettable about urine testing is that cannabis stays around much longer than other drugs, and society isn't rational about its use, forcing weekend partiers to choose something much more dangerous to get high. Good luck, and consider becoming drug-free. ...Read more

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15/25hpf of urine test, it is bad?

15/25hpf of urine test, it is bad?

Quantity: I believe what you are asking is '15-25/hpf' which would mean 15 to 25 per high powered field. This is a quantity counted out usually under a high powered microscope. How good or bad depends on what is being measured. ...Read more

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What can be detected in a drug urine test?

What can be detected in a drug urine test?

Urine drug test: It is usually 10 test panel
1amphetamines
2barbiturates
3benzodiazpines
4cananabinoids (thc)
5cocaine
6methadone
7methaquilone
8opiates (codeine, morphine, heroin, oxycodone, vicodin
9phencyclidin (pcp)
10propoxyphene. ...Read more

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Will a urine test show positive at 4/5 weeks?

Pregnancy test?: If you are asking whether urine pregnancy test would be positive at 4/5 weeks of pregnancy, the answer is yes. Follow the instruction for the test carefully. Urine tests are usually positive at about 5-6 days after a missed period. ...Read more

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How long will nalaxone show up on a urine test?

How long will nalaxone show up on a urine test?

For about a week: Naloxone has an active half life of about 2 hours, Metabolite excretion in urine takes much longer. The half life of naloxone metabolites is 24 hours (RxList). Usually by 5-7 half lives (a week), the metabolites are cleared from the system.

These are averages from healthy individuals. The actual half life of the metabolites may be longer in a particular person. ...Read more

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Does phenterminie show up on a standard urine test?

What is standard?: Routine urinalysis does not look for phentermine, so it will be not be detected. Drug tests for urine need to b specified for each drug. ...Read more

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Is there a best time of day to take acr urine test?

Is there a best time of day to take acr urine test?

1st morning urine: The ratio of Albumin to creatinine estimates microalbuminuria and gives a good indication of how well your kidneys are functioning, especially if you have diabetes. It is best to use a first morning urine. ...Read more

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Is urine test included in annual medical examination?

Sometimes: Do you mean a routine urinalysis or a drug screen? Although a routine urinalysis seldom shows up anything important in folks without symptoms we still do them a lot. We'd never do a drug test in an annual pe unless you asked--unless your employer is paying for it and asks for a urine to be sent to their lab. ...Read more