Urinalysis Test FAQ
What is a urinalysis test?
What markers are measured in the urinalysis test?
What type of specimen will I submit?
Do I need to fast to take this test?
How long does it take to get test results?
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Urine Analysis Test - More Information
The urinalysis test, sometimes known as a urine test or a UA test, is a commonly run generic urine screening test that checks for various markers in the urine. Important markers checked in the UA lab test include the color, appearance, specific gravity, pH, glucose, bilirubin, ketones, occult blood, protein, nitrite, leukocyte esterase and WBC.
A urine test report offers interesting information about one's overall health status. The color, appearance and specific gravity components help assess for dehydration. Glucose and ketones will primarily screen for diabetes. Occult blood and protein in the urine test may signify underlying kidney damage. The nitrite, leukocyte esterase and WBC levels is suggesting of a urinary tract infection. An abnormal specific gravity, pH, or ketones is suggestive of dehydration. Abnormal bilirubin or urobilinogen levels are suggestive of a liver problem.
This urine lab test does not screen for drugs. The 10 panel drug test is more suitable option for urine drug testing. This urinalysis test is also designed for general screening and not to look for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). The urine pain panel or the STD test panel when concerned about a sexually transmitted infection.
To get a urinalysis test near you, just order online and get your blood drawn at the Quest Diagnostics lab. Once your urinalysis lab report is ready, it will be available for download. As can be seen on the sample urinalysis lab results above, the urine levels of markers in this test are reported as numbers which can be compared against the reference ranges provided by the lab. Please review the urinalysis sample report above to see an example of what it looks like.
The urinalysis lab test snaps a helpful picture of one's overall health status and, as a result, is frequently ordered in conjunction with the CBC test and the CMP test. Procedurally, a UA test is easily performed as it simply requires a standard urine sample.
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