A urine test checks the colour, clarity
(clear or cloudy), odour, concentration, and acidity (pH) of your child's urine.
It also checks the levels of protein, sugar, blood cells, or other
substances in the urine. This test is sometimes called a urinalysis.
A urine test may be
A urine test can be
done in your doctor's office, clinic, or lab. Or you may be asked to collect a
sample of your child's urine at home. Then you can take it with you to the office or lab
for testing. Either you or your child can collect the sample.
child is very young or a baby, you can use a special plastic bag with tape
around its opening instead of a collection cup. The bag is placed around the
child's genitals until he or she urinates. Then you carefully remove the bag.
collects the urine the body is making right now.
Watch closely for
changes in your child's health, and be sure to contact your doctor or nurse call line if you have
questions about the test.
Follow-up care is a key part of your child's treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to all
appointments, and call your doctor or nurse call line if your child is having problems. It's also
a good idea to keep a list of the medicines your child takes. Ask your doctor
when you can expect to have your child's test results.
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Current as of:
August 12, 2016
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
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