Urinalysis
(UA)

Alternate Names

  • 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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Lesley Monaghan

Posted 5 years ago
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I\'m doing a cert1V in aged care and need to know what to report and record when doing a urinalysis

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NSH

Posted 5 years ago
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How tainted can you urine get when it passes out of your body? And if you have something on the outside of urethra (bacteria) wouldn\'t that be important in diagnosing a urinary issue? Why does the catch have to be clean. When somebody is obviously \"dirty\". I wouldn\'t think it would be enough to skew the results and cause a misdiagnosis.

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