Urine Study

Also known as: urinanalysis.

What is a urine study?

A urine study refers to any test performed on the urine in order to check for general health or to diagnose a medical condition. A single urine specimen may be collected, or in some cases, urine is collected for a longer period of time, such as 24 hours.

What happens during the procedure?

The urine is collected in a special container. Then a lid is placed on the container, and the sample is sent to a laboratory for further analysis.

Is any special preparation needed?

This patient may need to avoid urinating for a period of time before the test in order to produce a urine sample for the test. Other tests may require that the patient avoid food, drink or medications.

What are the risk factors?

There are no risks related to this test.

Reviewed by: Rafael Gosalbez, MD

This page was last updated on: 8/9/2018 11:52:38 AM

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