- Urine Test
A Urinalysis may be done as part of a General Health Panel or to assist your doctor in the diagnosis of specific diseases or conditions. Most urine specimens for this test are taken as a random sampling, with no special instructions or preparation. A number of different tests are performed on the urine, and the results are then analyzed by your doctor. Urinalysis results are used to diagnose kidney or heart disease, heavy-metal toxicity, hormone imbalance diseases, diabetes, inherited diseases of glucose use, autoimmune diseases, or cancer.
You will need to obtain a clean-catch specimen only if your doctor suspects you may have a urinary tract infection, in order to run a Urine Culture and Sensitivity.
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