What is Urinalysis
Urinalysis is a test done to your urine. It is commonly used to detect and manage a wide range of disorders. Doctors use it to check for signs of common conditions or diseases (webmd).
Many illnesses and disorders affect how your body removes waste and toxins. The organs involved in this are your lungs, kidneys, urinary tract, skin, and bladder. Problems with any of these can affect the appearance, concentration, and content of your urine. Urinalysis is not the same as a drug screening or pregnancy test, although all three tests involve a urine sample (healthline).
Why do you need to take this test?
Before your test, make sure to drink plenty of water so you can give an adequate urine sample. However, drinking excessive amounts of water may cause inaccurate results.
One or two extra glasses of fluid, which can include juice or milk if your diet allows, is all you need the day of the test. You don’t have to fast or change your diet for the test.
Also, tell your doctor about any medications or supplements you’re taking. Some of these that can affect the results of your urinalysis include:
- vitamin C supplements
- anthraquinone laxatives
For a urinalysis, your urine sample is evaluated in three ways:
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