Also known as: Urine test; Urine analysis; UA
Formal name: Urinalysis
Related tests: Urine Culture; Urine Protein; BUN; Creatinine; Creatinine Clearance; Microalbumin; eGFR; Kidney Stone Analysis
Why should I do it?
To screen for metabolic and kidney disorders and for urinary tract infections
When should I do it?
During a routine physical or when you have symptoms of a urinary tract infection, such as abdominal pain, back pain, frequent or painful urination; as part of a Pregnancy check-up, a hospital admission, or a pre-surgical work-up
What Kind of Sample is Needed?
One to two ounces of urine; first morning sample most valuable
Test Preparation Needed?