What we test

Urine Examination

A urine test is used to check for blood in your urine, as well as to check for any signs of infection. A culture is also performed to identify the specific bacteria responsible for the infection, and to aid in determining the appropriate treatment.

This urine microscopy and culture test measures:

A urine culture is a test that can detect bacteria in your urine. This test can find and identify the germs that cause a urinary tract infection (UTI).

Leucocytes are a type of white blood cell. If present in the urine, this can be a sign of infection.

This tests looks for the presence of microscopic blood in the urine. Heamaturia can be caused by vigorous exercise and sexual activity, but is also an indicator of kidney disease.

Albumin in the urine can be temporary and harmless caused by stresses such as fever or exercise, but it can also be a sign of early kidney disease.

A urine glucose test is often performed to check for diabetes. In some cases, a urine glucose test may also be done to check for kidney problems or a urinary tract infection.

Kidney stones tend to form in a highly acidic or alkaline environment, and cause pain as they prevent urine from passing. The urine pH level test can also be an indicator or urinary tract infection.

Test instructions

Your urine test kit and all instructions are posted directly to you, and there is no need to visit a collection centre.

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