ND Health Urinalysis gives us insight into many systems of your body. Depending on your situation, testing may be done to determine possible renal pathology, liver and gallbladder disease, kidney function, urinary tract infections, vaginal infections, proteinuria, hematuria (blood), glucosuria (sugar), hydration levels, electrolytes, starvation and fever.
Samples are screened for substances which should not normally be found in the urine, such as Leukocytes, Bilirubin, Blood, Glucose, and Protein.There can be trace amounts of Urobilinogen in the urine but high levels can indicate destruction of blood cells, hemorrhaging of tissues, liver damage or bile duct obstruction.
No Urobilinogen at all can be a result of gallstones or inflammation. High levels of Protein in the urine indicate problems with kidney filtration, diabetes, infection, fever or allergies. Glucose in the urine can indicate diabetes or pre-diabetic states, kidney damage or inadequate digestion.
Blood present in the urine can indicate infection, kidney inflammation or stones, liver issues, trauma to the body or high blood pressure. Levels of bilirubin could indicate liver or gallbladder issues, the presence of stones or calciuli, issues with protein maldigestion and possible liver inflammation.
Leukocytes indicate the presence of white blood cells (WBC) which fight infection. WBCs are normally not present in the urine unless there is a bacterial infection present.
When applicable, Urinalysis helps an ND Health Naturopathic doctor better assess your health, diagnose a medical condition, or monitor an existing medical condition. Urinalysis is not a test that provides a definitive diagnosis. Depending on the reason your ND Health doctor recommended this test, abnormal results may or may not require follow-up. Your doctor may need to evaluate the results along with those of other tests, or additional tests may be necessary to determine next steps.
A complete Urinalysis will also screen:
Positive results do not confirm infection and further microscopic testing may be done.
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