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Urine Full Report (UFR) - 000753

The urine full report is a test which people undergo in order to have their urine tested. This report helps to analyze the urine for the presence or absence of certain substances, helping your doctor get a clearer idea of what might be wrong with you. This is one of the most common investigations which will be ordered by your doctor, because it is cheap and convenient and gives them a good understanding of abnormalities which might be present.

The urine full report or urinalysis as it is often called, is a test done to analyze the urine, which is commonly performed if you complain to your doctor about urinary symptoms. This analysis helps to detect various aspects of the urine such as color, appearance, pH, presence or absence of red cells, epithelial cells, casts and crystals, as well as glucose, protein, ketone bodies, bilirubin and urobilinogen.

If you complain to your doctor about urinary symptoms such as increased frequency of urine, pain while passing urine, blood in the urine or frothy urine, all which points towards a urinary tract infection, then you will most likely be asked to undergo this test. Other instances where you might be routinely asked to perform a UFR is if you are a long standing diabetic or if you are pregnant. If you have any other problems related to your kidneys, such as renal stones or end stage kidney disease, even then you might have to undergo this test.

There are no special preparations that you need to make before you perform this test. You will be allowed to eat and drink as usual, but you might want to avoid food containing dyes and bright colors such as beets, as they tend to discolor the urine. If you are menstruating, then you should inform your doctor about it.

The urine full report requires that you provide the laboratory with a urine sample. This sample can be collected at home or at the hospital in a container provided by the hospital. You need to get what is known as a clean catch urine sample, which requires that you wash the region of the urinary opening well with water, and collect about 1-2 ounces of urine into the container, midstream. This urine sample is then sent to the laboratory for analysis.

Since the test requires only the collection of urine sample, there is no discomfort you have to experience when this test is being done.

There are no risks involved, when you undergo a urine full report. It is considered a safe and noninvasive test.

There are various aspects of the urine full report that need to be evaluated carefully. If there are substances such as glucose, ketone bodies and proteins which are not usually present in the urine, then it means that your kidney is filtering substances which it should not. The presence of white cells or bacteria in the urine indicate towards an infection. The presence of red cells is another worrying sign. If your report is showing any abnormality, make sure you discuss them with your doctor.

Certain medication and food that you consume can cause variation in the levels of the different substances which are being analyzed in the urine. Always discuss your medication with your doctor.