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What to Expect for this Test?

For a urinalysis you would collect a small amount of urine, midstream, in a sterile cup. This can be done in the bathroom of your doctor’s office or at home. You should tell your doctor if you take any medicine or pills since this can affect test results.

The urine sample is looked at by eye, with a dipstick, and under a microscope. Things like bacteria, blood cells, protein, sugars and more would be evaluated. Your physician may also take a urine culture if needed.

Results from a urinalysis can often be discussed with your doctor right away. Ask about specifics for your test results.