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Urinalysis

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Product Description

Urine tests can provide diagnostic information about a number of diseases such as kidney disease or infections, diabetes, and liver disease.  The urinalysis consists of 3 parts: measuring the urine concentration using a refractometer, using a test strip to quantify protein, blood, glucose, etc., and a microscopic examination to detect cells and crystals.

Urine test strip

  • Blood can be identified on the strip in hemolyzed form, which is not seen under a microscope.
  • Glucose in the urine can indicate diabetes.
  • Ketones can indicate ketoacidosis, which is a serious problem.

 Microscopic examination

The numbers and types of cells and/or material such as casts can yield a great detail of information.

  • Red blood cells are associated with kidney infections, bladder infections, bladder stones, interstitial cystitis, and renal infarcts.
  • White blood cells are associated with bladder and kidney infections.
  • Casts can be associated with various illnesses, depending on the type.
  • Crystals can be associated with bladder irritation.
  • Bacteria can be associated with an infection of the bladder or kidneys.

 

Refractometer

The refractometer detects urine concentration.  Dilute urine can be see with kidney disease and other illnesses.