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Urine chemistry

Urine chemistry is a group of one or more tests done to check the chemical content of a urine sample.

How the Test is Performed

For this test, a clean-catch (midstream) urine sample is needed. For more information, see: Urine collection - clean catch.

Some tests require that you collect all of your urine for 24 hours.

Your doctor will order certain tests, which will be done on the urine sample in a laboratory.

Normal Results

Normal value ranges may vary slightly among different laboratories. Some labs use different measurements or test different samples. Talk to your doctor about the meaning of your specific test results.

Alternative Names

Chemistry - urine

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References

Landry DW, Bazari H. Approach to the patient with renal disease. In: Goldman L, Schafer AI, eds.Cecil Medicine

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Update Date 8/14/2011

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