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Urine Tests

Urine tests are essential for providing information to assist in the diagnosis, monitoring and treatment of a wide range of diseases and conditions such as urinary tract infections, kidney disease, diabetes, liver problems and numerous other metabolic conditions.

The most common use of urinalysis is to detect substances or cells in the urine that point to different disorders.

The urinalysis tests will check various levels including:

  • Acidity, or pH. If the acid is abnormal, you could have kidney stones, a urinary tract infection (UTI), or another condition.
  • Protein. Abnormal protein levels can be a sign your kidneys aren’t functioning correctly.
  • Glucose – commonly used for diabetes checks
  • White blood cells – present in urinary tract and kidney infections
  • Nitrites – also a sign of urinary tract infections
  • Bilirubin – excess levels can signify problems with liver function
  • Blood in your urine – causes include kidney stones, UTIs, kidney damage and possibly cancer.

The most common use of urinalysis is to detect substances or cells in the urine that point to different disorders.

Urinalysis can also be used to monitoring diseases such as drug use (for legal purposes or a pre-employment screening).

Urine Tests Available

NameCodeResultsCostDescription
Aluminium – UrineALU2 Weeks£51.00Urine aluminium may be useful for monitoring aluminium exposure and is preferred in the assessment of chronic exposure. For aluminium toxicity due to dialysis or for routine screening.
Bence Jones ProteinBJP6 Days£79.00The Bence-Jones protein urine test is used most often to diagnose and check on multiple myeloma, a type of cancer. Or an abnormal Bence-Jones test result may mean you have a type of malignant lymphoma.
Bilharzia UrineSCH1-2 Days£54.00Bilharzia, also know as Schistosomiasis, is an infection caused by a fresh water parasitic worm found in subtropical and tropical regions. This urine test is for those who have been away travelling and want to check if they have been infected.
Cobalt – UrineCOBUp To 2 Weeks£68.00The cobalt blood test helps to detect the levels of cobalt within the patient's body.
Cotinine – UrineCOTU1-2 Days£25.00Cotinine is a chemical your body makes after you are exposed to nicotine. Measuring cotinine is better than measuring nicotine because nicotine disappears from your system within a few hours, but cotinine remains for a day or more.
Creatinine UrineCRU1-2 Days£22.00A creatinine urine test measures the amount of creatinine in your urine. The test can help your doctor evaluate how well your kidneys are functioning.
Drug and Alcohol Screen – UrineUDAC1-2 Days£68.00A urine and drug and alcohol test can help a doctor detect potential substance abuse problem
Drugs of Abuse – 12 Panel – UrineUDSO1-2 Days£89.00We carry this test for large organisations which have chosen to eliminate the 5 panel testing to the more indepth version for safety and wellfair of their employees/customers
Drugs Screen – UrineUDS1-2 Days£60.00This test analyzes your urine for the presence of certain illegal drugs and prescription medications. The urine drug test usually screens for amphetamines.
Legionella Urine AntigenLUA2 Days£89.00The most commonly used laboratory test for diagnosis of Legionnaires' disease is the urinary antigen test, which detects a molecule of the Legionella bacterium in urine.
Methylmalonic acid – UrineMMA1 Week£120.00This test measures the amount of a substance called methylmalonic acid (MMA) in your urine. MMA is typically made in tiny amounts when you digest protein. Your body makes large amounts of MMA if you have a decrease in the amount of vitamin B-12. MMA is excreted in your urine.
Nickel – UrineNICUp To 2 Weeks£66.00This urine test monitors exposure to nickel for toxicity.
Osmolality – UrineUOS2 Days£73.00An osmolality urine test is performed to measure the concentration of particles in urine. Greater than normal results may indicate conditions such as Addison disease, congestive heart failure or shock.
Porphyrins – UrineUPO3 Weeks£73.00Porphyrins are chemicals that help make hemoglobin, a type of protein in your red blood cells. Hemoglobin carries oxygen from your lungs to the rest of your body.
Sodium – UrineUNA2 Weeks£38.00A urine sodium test checks the amount of sodium in a sample to see whether it's at a normal level. Having too much or too little sodium can mean there's an issue with your kidneys or perhaps another health matter

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