What is a Urinalysis Test?
The Urinalysis test measures the various markers in the urine.
What markers are measured in the Urinalysis Test?
The Urinalysis Test measures the specific gravity, pH, protein, glucose, occult blood, ketones, leukocyte esterase, nitrite, bilirubin, urobilinogen, and microscopic examination of urine sediment.
Why is a Urinalysis Test important?
An abnormal specific gravity, pH, or ketones is suggestive of dehydration. Elevated glucose and ketone levels suggest an abnormal blood sugar or diabetes. An elevated leukocyte esterase, nitrite, or occult blood level is suggestive of a urine infection. Abnormal bilirubin or urobilinogen levels are suggestive of a liver problem.
Does a Urinalysis Test screen for bacteria or Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)?
No. The Urinalysis Test is a general urine screening test.
What type of specimen will I submit?
This Urinalysis Test is a urine test.
Do I need to fast to take this test?
Fasting is not necessary.
How long does it take to get test results?
It typically takes 4 business days or less.