Re: we did a general check up but no urine sample
the things that a normal UA kind of look for do differ from the blood labs in certain ways. just a couple things off hand would be looking for ketones which could indicate possible diabetes or protien in the urine which is the earliest indicator of a possible kidney disease. it would be picked up in the urine wayyy earlier than it would actually show in blood labs that require a certain level of actual kidney function impairment to actually be there before ANY real lab numbers would even begin to actually go out of range. i have a kidney disease that is very advanced but no lab changes yet, but do always have protien show up in my urine. they also can look for trace blood too and other indicators of possible unrinary tract issues too.
if you really feel you need to have this checked too for some reason, the next time you see your doc, just ask him or her about it. it kind of depends just how really thorough you want to be right now, ya know? **
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