When certain parts of your body are in pain such as your back, frequent or painful urination, or blood found in your urine, the best thing to do is to take a urinalysis test. It is a set of screenings and tests to detect common diseases and diagnose conditions in the excretory system such as urinary tract infections, kidney disorders, liver, and diabetes. This is a test that can be done in doctor’s offices, urgent-care facilities, laboratories, and hospitals.

There are many microscopic, chemical, and visual exams to detect cells, cell fragments, crystals and casts in the urine. This test can also detect abnormalities that might require a follow up appointment and additional testing. Urine can be evaluated by color, cloudiness, odor, and clarity as well as its chemical and molecular properties. There are some doctors that like to refer to this test as “a poor man’s kidney biopsy” in the large amount of information that can be told about the health of the kidney or other diseases done by this a urinalysis.

A urinalysis test is done by collecting a urine sample from the patient early in the morning since it is the most concentrated urine by that time. It can be ordered when a person has a routine wellness exam, is admitted to the hospital, undergoing surgery, or having a pregnancy checkup. A healthcare practitioner will order one if their patient is complaining about urinary tract infection symptoms or other urinary system problems like a kidney disease. When monitoring certain conditions over time, this test can be ordered at intervals.

If the test finds anything abnormal, that could mean that something is wrong and that you need to be evaluated. When the results of the test are combined with the symptoms you are complaining about as well as clinical findings, there will be a search for the causes with tests such as comprehensive metabolic panel, complete blood count, renal panel, liver panel, and urine culture.

If there is a large amount of protein, glucose and red blood cells, there is a great chance that this problem needs to be addressed. It helps to give your doctor your medical history as well as current medications. The results may not tell you whether what you have is temporary, chronic or even what caused it, but it is still very important to take that test and have the problem checked out.

 

Higher standards. Exceptional care. When you send your loved one to a New Vista Behavioral Health treatment center, you can expect better outcomes for a better recovery. Our nationwide family of facilities offers the best in dual diagnosis care, residential treatment, medical detox, and the utmost privacy. Call us today for information and to find the right program for you: 866-926-1498



Addiction and behavioral healthcare are within reach when you join us at New Vista Behavioral Health:
A far-reaching horizon and new perspective toward addiction recovery, wellness and restoration. We are a national and renowned family of treatment centers focused on distinctive patient care, evidence-based treatment modalities and unwavering compassion.

If you are ready to pursue a life committed to your health, relationships and emotional well-being, you have a team that is willing to walk alongside you and restore hope for your future. Let us help you in taking the first step in your journey to recovery.

Most insurance accepted –
verify yours now

*Coverage may vary by facility, including both in-network and out of network options.