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Routine Urine Analysis

$19
Sample Type:
Urine
Collection Method:Visit a LabCorp Location
Helps screen for a variety of conditions including kidney disease and diabetes

Produced as a waste product by the kidneys, your urine can tell you a lot about the state of your health. Many disorders may be detected in their early stages by identifying substances that are generally not present in the urine or by measuring abnormal levels of certain substances including glucose, protein, bilirubin, and bacteria.

A urinalysis (UA) examines the appearance, concentration, and content of urine, which can aid the detection of conditions including urinary tract infections, kidney diseases, and diabetes.

Note: While pregnancy tests and drug screenings often include urine samples, those tests look for substances that are not included in this routine UA. This is not a drug test or pregnancy test.

Preparation

No special preparation.

What's Included

Nitrite (Urine):

Detects if nitrites, byproducts of nitrogen waste, are present in the urine. Nitrites in the urine are often the result of certain bacteria that when growing in the bladder, ureters, or kidneys can be a sign of a urinary tract infection (UTI) or other causes. 

Occult Blood:

Detects hemoglobin which usually indicates the presence of microscopic blood in the urine, also known as hematuria.

Ketones:

Measures the level of ketones; compounds made by the liver in response to your body burning fat for energy instead of glucose. 

Protein (Urine):

Measures the level of a protein called albumin in urine. 

pH:

Measures the acidity or alkalinity of urine. 

Specific Gravity:

A measure of urine concentration, determined by comparing the density of urine to the density of water, and used to help evaluate hydration status and other urinalysis results.  

Creatinine (Urine):

A muscle-produced waste product filtered out by the kidneys.

Urobilinogen:

Measures the level of urobilinogen, a byproduct of bilirubin that is eventually eliminated through the stool and urine. 

Urine Appearance:

A visual examination of the urine’s physical appearance, which includes assessing color, clarity, or cloudiness. 

Urine Color:

The visual examination and classification of the urine’s color. 

White Blood Count: If indicated, this detects the number of white blood cells (leukocytes) in the body, cells that fight off infections and foreign agents that may infect the body.
Red Blood Count: If indicated, measures the number of red blood cells (erythrocytes). Red blood cells contain hemoglobin, a protein that carries oxygen throughout the body.
Epithelial Cells (non renal): A measure of the number of epithelial cells in urine; a type of cell found on your skin, urinary tract, and organs.
Epithelial Cells (renal): A measure of the number of epithelial cells in urine; a type of cell found on your skin, urinary tract, and organs.
WBC (white blood cell) Esterase:

Measures the levels of leukocyte esterase, an enzyme found in most white blood cells, which indicates the presence of white blood cells in urine. 

Why Consider This Test

Routine Wellness

A UA is often ordered as part of a routine medical examination to monitor your general health and, in conjunction with other tests and a clinical examination, to help screen for a variety of conditions including kidney disease and diabetes.1

Curious Symptoms

A UA can be an excellent tool to determine if any symptoms you may be having (such as back pain and urinary difficulties) could be a result of an abnormality, which you could discuss with your healthcare provider in the pursuit of diagnosis and treatment.1

Monitoring a Condition

If you have been diagnosed with a medical condition, a UA may be used to track your status in conjunction with supervision from your healthcare provider.1

References

“Urinalysis.” Mayo Clinic, Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, 28 Dec. 2017, www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/urinalysis/about/pac-20384907.

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