At University Urgent Care in Fort Worth, TX we serve the Paschal, Frisco Heights, Tanglewood, and TCU neighborhoods with important urinalysis diagnostic testing. Urinalysis, or urine screening tests, are an important part of patient care and play a large role in the proper diagnosis of a number of health conditions. Our skilled, ER doctors and nurse practitioners and our state-of-the-art onsite laboratory set our diagnostic skills apart from other urgent care facilities and assist us in providing comprehensive treatment to the greater DFW area.
PURPOSE OF URINALYSIS
A urinalysis is a test of the urine and is used to detect and treat a wide range of diseases and disorders. Among the most common conditions tested for via urinalysis are pregnancy, urinary tract infections, kidney disease, and diabetes. Part of the urinalysis involves the professional observation of the appearance, content, and concentration of urine. An abnormal result often points toward an illness or a disease.
Our laboratory will be assessing the following items during a urine analysis:
- Red or white blood cells
Our technicians will do a microscopic analysis of your urine sample to check for the presence of blood cells. If they are found, this could indicate a number of abnormalities.
- pH balance
If your urine is more acidic or alkaline than is typical, it can imply a variety of conditions and should be monitored.
- Protein levels
If protein is present in the urine, it can point to pregnancy or a serious medical issue.
The presence of glucose in the urine could be a sign of diabetes or other serious problems with the blood sugar.
If our technicians find nitrites or the products of bacteria as it breaks down in the urine, this could be a sign of a urinary tract infection.
- Microscopic analysis
Our team will use microscopic analysis to check for a range of components that could signify an abnormal condition or illness, including crystals, yeast cells, specific gravity, bacteria, casts, parasites, or squamous cells.
Abnormalities in the color of the urine can point to issues with medications, fluid balance, or diet. It can also indicate certain diseases.
If the odor of the urine is particularly strong or unpleasant, our team may want to conduct further tests to find the cause.
In particular, cloudiness can signify that bacteria, sperm, mucus, blood, or crystals are present, all of which could point to different conditions that may need to be tested further.
WHAT TO EXPECT FROM A URINALYSIS TEST
To perform a urinalysis, you will be asked to provide a urine sample. We will provide you will a sanitary, private restroom in which to provide the sample. We will then comprehensively test the sample through a number of methods in order to conclusively determine the cause of your symptoms or condition. Depending on the diagnose, our skilled staff will discuss treatment options with you, informing your of your options, and allowing you the opportunity to make an informed decision about your care.
SCHEDULE A URINE ANALYSIS
If you believe that you may be pregnant, have a urinary tract infection, or may be suffering from diabetes and believe that a urinalysis may provide important insight, consider stopping by Universtiy Urgent Care in Fort Worth, TX at your earliest convenience. We pride ourselves on providing a number of comprehensive diagnostic and treatment services to help you make informed decisions about your medical care.