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  • Urinalysis
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A routine urinalysis (UA) can reveal diseases that have gone unnoticed because they do not produce striking signs or symptoms. Examples include diabetes, various forms of kidney disease, and chronic urinary tract infections.

The UA involves a number of tests to detect and measure various compounds that pass through the urine. A routine urinalysis consists of three distinct testing phases:

  1. Physical examination — evaluates urine color, clarity, and concentration
  2. Chemical examination — tests chemically for 9 substances that provide valuable information about health and disease
  3. A microscopic examination if needed — identifies and counts the type of cells, casts, crystals, and other components (bacteria, mucus) that can be present in urine

Fasting is not required for this test.

Special Note:
Certain medicines change the color of urine but is not necessarily a sign of disease. Your doctor may tell you to stop taking certain medications and supplements that can affect test results. These can include:

  • Chloroquine
  • Iron supplements
  • Levodopa
  • Nitrofurantoin
  • Phenazopyridine
  • Phenothiazines
  • Phenytoin
  • Riboflavin
  • Triamterene

The laboratory services are for informational purposes only. It is not the intention of National Diagnostics, Inc and Life Extension to provide specific medical advice but rather to provide users with information to better understand their health. Specific medical advice including diagnosis and treatment will not be provided. Always seek the advice of a trained health professional for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

Both the physician and the testing laboratory are independent contractors with whom National Diagnostics, Inc makes arrangements for your blood tests. Neither National Diagnostics, Inc or Life Extension will be liable for any acts or omissions of the physician, the testing laboratory, or their agents or employees.