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URINARY LAB - CRYSTAL BARNES This is where introductory text sould go about what they need to do with this pdf, like 'You need to upload this PDF into your course as part of your assignment.' Patient Chart Darlene Marcus 1. Urine Color Test Light to Medium Yellow Very Dark Yellow 2. Turbidity Test Clear Cloudy 3. Chemical Tests Leukocytes + +++ Nitrates Negative choice 3 (Positive) Urobilinogen 0 0 Protein +++ Negative pH 8.0 5.0 Hematuria (blood in urine) Negative Negative Specific Gravity 1.000 1.000 Ketones ++++ Negative Bilirubin Negative Negative Glucose ++++ Negative Assessment 1. Why is a urinalysis an important tool in a routine physical? A urinalysis is an important tool in a routine physical exam because it can detect early signs of disease in the urinary system or other parts of the body. A urinalysis can detect urinary tract infections, kidney disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, and if a woman is pregnant (U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, 2017). For example, a urinalysis showing
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elevated leukocytes and nitrates on the chemical test may indicate a urinary tract infection. Also, a urinalysis showing elevated ketones and glucose may indicate diabetes. Failure to obtain a urinalysis during a routine physical exam could result in
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