A urinalysis screening is a set of tests that can detect common diseases and abnormalities that might require follow-up investigation and additional testing. Often, substances such as protein or glucose will begin to appear in the urine before people are aware they have a problem.
Our digital urinalysis screening can detect and/or measure several substances in the urine, such as byproducts of normal and abnormal metabolism, cells, cellular fragments and bacteria.
When should a Urinalysis Screening be done?
Dr. Schneider, Dr. Bennett and the team at Schneider Clinic P.C. may order a urinalysis screening if they suspect that you have certain conditions, such as:
- Kidney Disease
- Liver Disease
- Urinary Tract Infection
If you’ve already been diagnosed with any of these conditions, our doctors and nurses may conduct a urinalysis screening to check on the progress of treatments or the progression of a disease. They may also recommend a urinalysis screening if you experience certain symptoms, including:
- Abdominal Pain
- Back Pain
- Blood in the Urine
- Painful Urination
Did You Know?
Urine is produced by the kidneys. The kidneys filter wastes out of the blood, help regulate the amount of water in the body, and conserve proteins, electrolytes, and other compounds that the body can reuse.
How is a Urinalysis Screening done?
At Schneider Clinic, we strive to offer state-of-the-art technology to our patients. The digital urinalysis system reads the urine sample and creates a detailed report. This advanced computer analysis can help us detect:
- Acidity of the urine (pH)
- Protein in the urine (mainly albumin)
- Glucose in the urine (sugar)
- Ketones (products of fat metabolism)
- Hemoglobin/blood in the urine
- Leukocyte esterase (suggestive of white blood cells in the urine)
- Nitrite (suggestive of bacteria in the urine)
- Bilirubin (possible liver disease or red blood cell breakdown)
- Urobilinogen (possible liver disease or etodolac [Lodine] medication)