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3 main types of urinalysis

  • 02 / 03 / 2021 0
3 main types of urinalysis

A urinalysis is a test of your urine. We are going to look at and discuss some forms of urinalysis in this article.

A urinalysis is a test of your urine. A urinalysis is used to detect and treat a wide range of conditions such as urinary tract infections, kidney disease and diabetes. A urinalysis involves checking the appearance, concentration and content of urine. Abnormal results of urinalysis may indicate a disease or illness.

For example, a urinary tract infection can make the urine look cloudy instead of clear. An elevated protein level in the urine may be a sign of kidney disease. Unusual urinalysis results often require more tests to determine the cause of the problem. You can check out our range of urine tests here. We are going to look at and discuss some forms of urinalysis in this article.

Controls

You can test through urine for different types of drugs and other harmful substances in your body. Drugs stay in your blood for several days to several weeks, depending on which kind. You can also test for mercury or other metals. Different types of drugs and harmful substances that can be tested in urine include:

  • THC
  • Amphetamines
  • Opiates
  • Cocaine
  • Methadone
  • Mercury
  • Nickel
  • Chrome
  • Copper

To view our control tests, please see our category page on urine controls.

Vitamins & minerals

It is very important to have sufficient vitamins and minerals in your blood. This mainly concerns iron and selenium. Selenium for example is found in the liver and protects red blood cells and cells from damage. Check out our urine test on vitamins & minerals here.

Diseases

You can use urinalysis to detect diseases. These can be STDs but also other diseases such as legionella or SIBO. The legionella bacteria can give you legionnaire's disease, for example. The number of people who have contracted this disease has increased in recent years. Click here to see our range of urine tests for diseases.

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