Urinalysis is an important test that provides information about kidney function and the health of the urinary system. It can also identify problems in other organs, and is most useful when combined with blood work.
Urine is tested for blood, sugar, protein and other components. The pH (acidity) and specific gravity (concentration) are also measured. Examination of urine sediment can detect infection, inflammation, crystals, or abnormal cells.
A sterile urine container is dispensed and preferably a first morning sample is taken and dropped off at the hospital, or we can admit your pet to collect urine here.