Health Check: what can your doctor tell from your urine?

  • Written by Rob Eley, Academic Research Manager, Princess Alexandra Hospital Southside Clinical Unit, The University of Queensland
imageDoctors can tell a lot about your health from your urine sample, if you take it properly.from www.shutterstock.com

Doctors request a urine test to help diagnose and treat a range of conditions including kidney disorders, liver problems, diabetes and infections. Testing urine is also used to screen people for illicit drug use and to test if a woman...

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