Tag Urinalysis
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Urinalysis Overview

References and Links Urine Color Urine Transparency (turbidity) Dipstick urinalysis CCC – Urinalysis Laboratory Urinalysis Urinalysis Overview Table Urine electrolytes – Urinary anion gap

CCC Critical Care compendium 340

Urine Odour

Consumption of certain foods and medications may be causes for changes in the odour of urine as well as pathological conditions
CCC Critical Care compendium 340

Urine Colour

Normally, urine is some shade of yellow with acid urine usually a darker colour than alkaline urine. Pathologically, it may be any colour.
CCC Critical Care compendium 340

Dipstick urinalysis

Urinalysis (UA) is used as a screening and/or diagnostic tool to detect substances or cellular material in the urine associated with metabolic disorders, renal dysfunction or urinary tract infections (UTI)
CCC Critical Care compendium 340

Urine Electrolytes

Urinary anion gap (UAG): Differentiate renal or GIT cause of HYPERchloraemic metabolic disorders; or Normal anion gap metabolic acidosis (NAGMA)
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Urine Transparency

Freshly voided urine is clear and transparent. Cloudy urine may be caused by crystals, deposits, white cells, red cells, epithelial cells or fat globules. Further evaluation with centrifugation, microscopic examination, heating or with ether generally determines the cause of the turbidity.