Synonyms/Also Known as
UrineTest, Urine Analysis
Urine Culture, Urine Protein, BUN, Creatinine, Creatinine Clearance, Urine Albumin, eGFR, Kidney Stone Analysis, Kidney Stone Risk Panel, Glucose Tests, Renal Panel, Bilirubin
Why get tested?
To screen, to diagnose and/or monitor several kidney diseases and infections.
When to get tested?
As a routine screening test and when there are symptoms such as abdominal pain, painful and frequent urination, blood in the urine, decreased volume of urine etc.,
Test preparation needed
No special preparation required
About The Test
How is it used
1. What Is the appropriate time for collection of urine sample?
The preferred urine sample is early morning fresh sample as it is more concentrated. However random urine sample can also be used.
2. What are the various types of urine specimens?
Random urine sample, 24hours urine sample, midstream clean catch sample, catheterized sample.
3. What is a 24 hours urine sample?
24 hours urine sample is used for the quantitative estimation of proteins (hormones). To collect the 24 hours urine sample, the first morning sample is discarded and the subsequent urine samples are collected in a container till the next day first morning sample. During this time the urine sample collected is stored at 4 - 6¦ C and after collection the sample is transported immediately to the lab.