Dipstick urinalysis is important to check for sugar, protein and blood in urine to ensure you don’t have any serious medical condition like diabetes or cancer.
Medical conditions in which the kidney function declines suddenly are rare. In most of the cases, renal function impairment establishes over the prolonged period of time, little by little. Diagnosing renal function impairment by its symptoms usually means establishing a diagnosis too late (too late to save the kidneys or reverse the pathology, not too late for a patient!). Timely detection of a kidney function decline ensures the successful treatment- although in some cases the damage cannot be reversed, the disease can be put under control so its progress is slowed down if not stopped completely.
What does this lab test reveal about your health?
Urine Analysis is a routine lab test for a reason. It’s cheap and it tells a lot about health status. Urine Analysis is used to examine the function of the urinary system, everything from kidneys to the bladder and bellow. The picture of urinary tract health is made by analyzing urine’s color, clarity, pH, specific gravity, Glucose, Ketones, Nitrites and 12 more parameters.
Renal function impairment, urinary infection, a number of autoimmune disorders, diabetes and kidney stones are just some of the conditions that can be detected with this test.
It is used to check overall health, diagnose, and monitor a number of medical conditions.
You should perform this urinalysis lab test if you:
• Have your kidneys affected by a medical condition you have been treated of in the past
• Are diagnosed with diabetes or hypertension
• Are diagnosed with some autoimmune disease
• Have a medical history and occasional problems with kidney stones
• Have a family history of kidney diseases
• Have frequent and severe urinary infections
This test is performed in following conditions such as:
• Abdominal pain
• Back pain
• Painful or frequent urination
• Blood in the urine
• During pregnancy
• As part of routine medical examination
Also Known As: UA Complete
Specimen should be a midstream collection to minimize contamination. See lab personnel for additional collection instructions.
Estimated Time Taken
Turnaround time for the Complete Urinalysis test is typically 1 business day.