Urinalysis Testing

A urinalysis is usually ordered when a doctor suspects 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