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Also known as: Urine test; Urine analysis
Formal name: Urinalysis

At a Glance

Why Get Tested?

To look for metabolic and kidney disorders and for urinary tract infections

When to Get Tested?

On admission to a hospital; preparation for surgery; as part of a medical examination; or when evaluating a new pregnancy. It may be done if you have tummy or back pain, frequent or painful urination, or blood in the urine

Sample Required?

Sample of urine (20-50 mls) in a sterile container; the first urine passed in the morning is the most valuable