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  • Urinalysis
  • Item Catalog Number: LC003038

A routine urinalysis (UA) can reveal diseases that have gone unnoticed because they do not produce striking signs or symptoms. Examples include diabetes, various forms of kidney disease, and chronic urinary tract infections. A routine urinalysis consists of three distinct testing phases:

  1. Physical examination — evaluates urine color, clarity, and concentration (specific gravity)
  2. Chemical examination — provides valuable information about health and disease and includes the following:
    • Glucose
    • Protein
    • Ketones
    • Blood
    • Leukocyte esterase
    • Nitrite
    • Bilirubin
    • Urobilinogen
    • pH
  • A microscopic examination — A microscopic examination is performed ONLY if any of the following are positive: Protein, Leukocyte esterase, blood, or nitrites. If performed, the results will include:
    • WBC’s
    • RBC’s
    • Epithelial cells (renal and non-renal)
    • Casts and cast type
    • Crystals and crystal type
    • Mucous
    • Bacteria
    • Yeast
    • Sperm
    • Trichomonas

Fasting is not required for this test. This test may be performed at any time of the day; a first, morning void is not necessary.

Special Note:
Certain medicines change the color of urine but is not necessarily a sign of disease. Your doctor may tell you to stop taking certain medications and supplements that can affect test results. These can include:

  • Chloroquine
  • Iron supplements
  • Levodopa
  • Nitrofurantoin
  • Phenazopyridine
  • Phenothiazines
  • Phenytoin
  • Riboflavin
  • Triamterene

The laboratory services are for informational purposes only. It is not the intention of National Diagnostics, Inc and Life Extension to provide specific medical advice but rather to provide users with information to better understand their health. Specific medical advice including diagnosis and treatment will not be provided. Always seek the advice of a trained health professional for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

Both the physician and the testing laboratory are independent contractors with whom National Diagnostics, Inc makes arrangements for your blood tests. Neither National Diagnostics, Inc or Life Extension will be liable for any acts or omissions of the physician, the testing laboratory, or their agents or employees.


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