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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.

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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Update Date 11/26/2014

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