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  • sodium - spot urine

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    Sample type: BLOOD
    Gender: Both
    Age group: All age group
    A urine sodium test measures the amount of sodium in a certain amount of urine sample that helps to determine whether you are adequately hydrated. It can also evaluate kidney function, especially in terms of its sodium regulation property. There are two types of sodium urine tests. A random test is done on a single urine sample. A 24-hour test that looks at urine sodium for 24 hours.

    Frequently asked questions

    You need to provide a urine sample for testing. If needed, your doctor may ask you to collect your urine at home for over 24 hour period. You are advised to follow doctor or healthcare provider instructions to get the results accurately.
    Your doctor may ask you to temporarily stop any ongoing medicines that may affect the test result. You are advised to inform the doctor about all the ongoing medicines, including corticosteroids, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), Prostaglandins (used to treat glaucoma or stomach ulcers), water pills (diuretics). Please do not stop taking any medication without speaking with your doctor. Sodium in the diet may affect the test results. Your doctor may order a 24-hour urine test to lessen the impact of any single meal on the urine test results.
    This test determines the cause of an abnormal sodium level in the blood. It also diagnoses or monitors many types of kidney-related diseases.
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