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Routine urine test - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Urinary and Bladder Problems
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help u
User :   Goodmorning doctor...
Doctor :   good morning
User :   I would like to know what is done in a routine urine test
Doctor :   look for glucose
Doctor :   urine color
Doctor :   clarity
Doctor :   odor
Doctor :   specific gravity
Doctor :   ph
User :   hows it done
Doctor :   protien
Doctor :   gluose
Doctor :   wbc
Doctor :   and microscopic analysis
User :   is it using a dipstick
Doctor :   no
Doctor :   they collect sample of urine
Doctor :   in lab
Doctor :   or in some cases 24 hour urine sample is collected
User :   so is there a possibility that if the dipstick test shows everything normal
Doctor :   i didnt get u
User :   I had done a dipstick test, which showed everything normal
Doctor :   leucocytes and nitrites
Doctor :   isit
Doctor :   or for pregnancy
User :   No Im not pregnant
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   dipstick tests are a screening test only. If you really suspect UTI - send a specimen for micro and culture.
Doctor :   Dipsticks may miss a significant proportion of infections.
Doctor :   so dipstick test is not always accurate
User :   I had initially done a routine urine for medicals for immigration
Doctor :   always get the test done in lab
Doctor :   qualified lab
User :   which showed trace protein and blood
Doctor :   then u need to confirm it in lab again to be sure
Doctor :   Blood and protein are unreliable markers of UTI
User :   so I went to a doc after drinking lots of water..and he did a dipstick..and it showed everything normal
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   so what did the doctor tell u them
User :   so I want to know if I can go ahead and do the repeat routine urine for my they have asked me to come in and do it again
Doctor :   yep
Doctor :   u should repeat the test
Doctor :   get it done in lab preferable
Doctor :   anything else u want to know about
User :   so Ur saying I should test it again somewhere else..
Doctor :   yep
User :   or can I be sure it will be normal and go ahead
User :   with teh medicals
Doctor :   it would be better
Doctor :   Please fill this form I send, and say done when done.
User :   the problem is we have time only till the 15th to send the results back to the immigration authority
User :   so cannot waste any time..
Doctor :   u can get it done today
Doctor :   u will get reports in a day
Doctor :   only if u ask for culture
Doctor :   then it takes time
Doctor :   rest of the test report will be ready
Doctor :   within a day
User :   so Ur saying the dipstick test is unreliable.
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   r u there
User :   yes..
Doctor :   ok
User :   Ok...Thank U very much.
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting Health care magic. Bye for now.
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User :   Thank U once again
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