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    Urine Dipstick Test

    As part of many well visits, as well as for the diagnosis of conditions, medical professionals typically perform a urine dipstick test which can identify the existence and amounts of various elements in the body. Identifiable parameters include ions and metals, proteins and enzymes, blood cells, and various other parameters. Each section of a urine dipstick test reacts based on the existence and amount of the identified parameter.

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    Ions and Metals

    Using a urine dipstick test to identify metals can help identify conditions including specific bacteria, renal functioning, and thyroid health. The most common parameters include nitrate, sodium, potassium, calcium, and phosphate.

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    Protein in the urine identified by a urine dipstick test may indicate various conditions including diabetes and hyperthyroidism. A commonly tested parameter that most of us are familiar with is HCG, which is a hormone that indicates pregnancy.

    Blood Cells

    Tests for blood cells in urine are particularly important for identifying any number of serious conditions. Hemoglobin, red, and white bloods can point toward conditions ranging from kidney stones, infection, or even internal bleeding.

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    Other Common Parameters

    Common items found on a urine dipstick test include glucose, ketone, bilirubin, creatinine, and cortisol. Prevalence of these elements can be used for diagnosing and treating any number of common conditions including diabetes, hepatitis, cirrhosis, and other chronic illness.

    Physician's can use a urine dipstick test to aid in diagnosing and treating a variety of medical conditions. Any number of styles are available, many of which are devoted to drug testing, pregnancy, and routine examination. Browse various styles of urine dipstick test online today or call to consult with a friendly representative at 1-888-687-4334.