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Urine Analysis (Urinalysis) and Drug Testing Laboratory Services

Lenco Diagnostic Laboratory  screens urine samples for drugs-of-abuse and alcohol using state-of-the-art equipment that delivers a 99.9% sensitivity rate. All of our urine screens include adulteration testing and results are available in 24 hours. Urine drug testing has the longest history of acceptance by the legal community and court system.
 
Urine drug screens also include adulteration and over-the-counter medication detection. Each specimen delivered to our lab is secure and protected. The specimen and chain of custody form (COC) are stored in a secure location until analysis begins. Lenco offers custom drug panels to test for multiple substances and follow SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) guidelines for cutoff levels. In addition, all positive specimens are stored in refrigeration for one year in the event that it is needed for testimony or further analysis.
 
Testing Children: A urinalysis is usually ordered when a doctor suspects that a child has a urinary tract infection or a health problem that can cause an abnormality in the urine. This test can measure:
  • Number and variety of red and white blood cells
  • Presence of bacteria or other organisms
  • Presence of substances, such as glucose, that usually shouldn't be found in the urine
  • pH, which shows how acidic or basic the urine is
  • Concentration of the urine

Sometimes, when the urine contains white blood cells or protein, or the test results seem abnormal for another reason, it Is because of how or when the urine was collected. For example, a dehydrated child may have a few white blood cells or a small amount of protein in the urine. But that may not necessarily mean that there's an infection or a health problem. Once the child is rehydrated, these "abnormal" results may disappear. Depending on the amount of protein or white blood cells in the urine, the doctor may repeat the urine test at another time, just to make sure that everything is back to normal.