When urine pH is above 8.0, this is occurring:
The urine has been standing too long or there is an infection & bacs have begun to reduce it to ammonia.
When the 'Specific Gravity' of urine is low, this is occurring:
The Pt is overhydrated or has Diabetes Insipidus.
When protein is found in the urine intermittently, this is a d/t:
Strenuous exercise, dehydration, fever.
When Glucose is found in urine it indicates this:
Diabetes Mellitus, excessive glucose intake, or low renal threshold for glucose reabsorption.
When Ketones are found in urine it can be d/t this:
Diabetes Mellitus w/ketonuria, the breakdown of body fats into ketones (d/t starvation), carb free diets, severe diarrhea, dehydration, or vomiting.
This test helps to diagnose kidney disease and other systemic diseases which may affect the kidneys:
A Urinalysis Test
The results of this test give information regarding kidney function and various body functions:
A Urinalysis Test
A Urinalysis Test:
This is a common test for the renal system. It helps diagnose kidney disease & other systemic diseases which may affect the kidneys and gives results regarding the function of the kidney & other various body functions.
This is the reason why it is better to get a urine sample in the morning:
The urine is more concentrated. It is more likely to contain abnormal constituents (if they are present).
This is what a keytone is:
A ketone is a substance that is produced by our body when fat cells break down. They are found in the blood & eventually spill over into the urine. Normally there should be none in urine.
This is why/when are ketones are produced:
When there is not enough insulin to help the body use sugar for energy. Without enough insulin, glucose builds up in the blood. Since the body is unable to use glucose for energy, the body breaks down fat instead.
This page on this website has info about why protein might be found in urine:
The Mayo Clinic. http://www.mayoclinic.org/symptoms/protein-in-urine/basics/causes/sym-20050656