Urine Analysis (Urinalysis)
Your urine test involves taking a small urine sample, using our simple collection kit, from the comfort of your own home. Once you’ve taken and returned the sample, our laboratory will analyse your sample to check the components of your urine.
Some substances found in your urine are to be expected, as they are simply by-products of normal bodily functions. But blood in the urine could be caused by infection, kidney stones, cystitis or other urinary tract infections, kidney problems and sometimes cancers of the kidney, bladder or prostate. Your urine test also looks for glucose/ketones (indicative of diabetes), urobilinogen (pointing to liver problems) and protein (indicative of kidney problems).
A urine test is a useful way to help identify a range of disorders in their early stages, as substances that are not normally present in urine can be measured and assessed. Some components of urine are just by-products of normal metabolic functions. But others may suggest kidney disease, a urinary tract infection (UTI), kidney stones and even certain types of cancer. If your urine test result comes back as negative for traces of blood but you are experiencing unexplained urinary symptoms such as frequent urination or difficulty passing urine, you should still arrange an appointment to see you GP for further investigation.
All our tests have been specially designed to be convenient and non-invasive. Once you’ve booked your appointment, full preparation instructions will be provided in your confirmation email or letter. You can continue to eat and drink normally before your appointment, and you’ll also remain fully clothed throughout.