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What exactly is a midstream specimen of urine?

What exactly is a midstream specimen of urine?

Middle of voiding: Your start urinating and collect urine after some initial urine is discarded. This allows the initial urine that may contain bacteria from skin to be discarded thereby decreasing chance for false positive results. ...Read more

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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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Why do urine specimens become alkaline and cloudy when standing at room temperature for a while?

Why do urine specimens become alkaline and cloudy when standing at room temperature for a while?

Bacterial effect: Urine left to the ambient air will serve as culture media for bacteria leading to spliting of the urea content creating alkaline environement and crystal formation with calcium phosphate as well as a bad odor typical of uncleaned bathrooms. ...Read more

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What's the significance of a cloudy urine specimen?

What's the significance of a cloudy urine specimen?

Not much: While it could be infection (UTI) it could just be debri or phosphates. If you're not having any other symptoms probably no issue. www.peedoc.com. ...Read more

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Why would adulterant creatinine be high in a urine specimen?

Why would adulterant creatinine be high in a urine specimen?

Unclear question: What is adulterant creatinine? I do not see any reasons for a person to add creatinine to a urine sample. ...Read more

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Why are squamous epi cells still found after clean catch urine specimen?

Why are squamous epi cells still found after clean catch urine specimen?

Normal response: These are the cell type lining portions of the urinary tract, and it is normal to see them in a urine specimen. ...Read more

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How long is a urine specimen good for once it is in the lab?

How long is a urine specimen good for once it is in the lab?

Depends: It depends on what test you want to run on it, and it depends on whether it was sent with a preservative or not. ...Read more

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Culture, urine lab results.Specimen description: Foley.Culture urine:No growth.Explain this to me.What is foley? Could it grow later on?

Culture, urine lab results.Specimen description: Foley.Culture urine:No growth.Explain this to me.What is foley? Could it grow later on?

Here are some ...: In the contest of this Q, Foley may imply taking urine speciment from Foley's catheter, which is the indwelling catheter used for someone unable to void - urinary retention. However, it is expected to see bacteria in the urine at a rate of 5-10% per day; so, in 2-4 wks, all patients with Foley's catheter to drain the urine out of bladder will expect to have bacteriuria no matter what... ...Read more

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If I take a urine specimen test one week before my periods start will the test show up bloody?

If I take a urine specimen test one week before my periods start will the test show up bloody?

Should not: Unless you have a very small imperceptible mensual irregularity. Best way is to repeat the test again away from period. ...Read more