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    A complete urine examination comprises a series of steps which helps to detect diseases or conditions such as diabetes, liver or kidney problems, urinary tract problems etc. The steps include visual, chemical, and microscopic examination of the urine. The visual examination helps in assessment of colour and clarity of the urine. The chemical examination detects different substances in the urine. The microscopic examination identifies bacteria, mucus, cells, crystals, and other compounds in the urine. The culture and sensitivity urine test is also known as urine culture or urine C and S test. This test helps to detect and identify bacteria and yeast in the urine that may cause urinary tract infections (UTI). The complete urine examination and culture and sensitivity urine is done: • As a part of a routine check-up • To diagnose conditions/diseases such as kidney or liver problems, urinary tract infections, congestive heart failure, diabetes, and other metabolic disorders • To monitor the treatment of conditions like diabetes or kidney diseases • To determine the susceptibility of microorganisms to antibiotics • In cases of symptoms such as frequent and painful urination

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    The right method to collect a urine sample is to collect midstream urine. Discard the first few drops of urine as it might contain the microorganisms present on the surface of the genitals. It is advised to clean the genitals and surrounding area before the collection of a urine sample.
    The signs and symptoms which can indicate problems in the urinary system include pain in the abdomen, pain in the back, painful or frequent urination, and presence of blood in the urine.
    The normal color of urine shades from yellow to pale or colorless to very dark or amber. Abnormal color of urine can be due to the presence of any disease or several medications such as multivitamins which can turn the color of urine bright yellow. The color of urine can also change due to eating certain foods such as eating beets can turn the color of urine to red. The presence of blood can also make the color of urine red. Yellow-brown or greenish-brown color might indicate the presence of bilirubin in the urine.
    The substances that can make urine cloudy but are not unhealthy include cells from the skin, mucus, sperm and prostatic fluids, normal urine crystals, and contaminants such as body lotions and powders. Other substances that can make urine cloudy include bacteria, red blood cells, white blood cells, or any other conditions.
    The risk factors of occurrence of kidney stones include having a history of kidney stones, previous history of kidney stones, not drinking enough water, consuming a diet high in protein, sodium, and sugar; being overweight, history of gastric bypass or intestinal surgery; having polycystic kidney disease or another cystic kidney disease; conditions that can cause swelling or irritation in bowel or joints; medicines such as diuretics (water pills) or calcium-based antacids.
    The types of urinary tract infection depend upon the part of the urinary tract which is infected. For example, if kidneys are infected, it is known as acute pyelonephritis. If bladders are infected, it is known as cystitis and if the urethra is infected, it is known as urethritis.
    The risk factors for urinary tract infection include shorter urethra in females, sexual activity, use of diaphragms for birth control, menopause, abnormalities in the urinary tract, blockages in the urinary tract, suppressed immune system, use of a urinary catheter, examination of urinary tract area, and surgery of urinary tract.
    The right method to collect a urine sample is to collect midstream urine. Discard the first few drops of urine as it might contain the microorganisms present on the surface of the genitals. It is advised to clean the genitals and surrounding area before the collection of a urine sample.
    Yes, please inform your doctor if you are taking any medicines or supplements as it might interfere with the test results.

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    The information mentioned above is meant for educational purposes only and should not be taken as a substitute to your Physician’s advice. It is highly recommended that the customer consults with a qualified healthcare professional to interpret test results

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