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Alternative Names Return to topChemistry - urine
Definition Return to top
Urine chemistry refers to a group of tests performed on a urine sample.
How the Test is Performed Return to top
For this test, a clean-catch (midstream) urine sample is needed. For more information, see: Urine collection - clean catch.
Your doctor will order certain tests, which will be done on the urine sample in a laboratory.
How to Prepare for the Test Return to top
For detailed information about how to prepare for the test, how the test will feel, risks with the test, and normal and abnormal values, please see the test your health care provider ordered:
Normal Results Return to top
Note: Normal value ranges may vary slightly among different laboratories. Talk to your doctor about the meaning of your specific test results.Update Date: 8/14/2007 Updated by: Charles Silberberg, DO, Private Practice specializing in Nephrology, Affiliated with NY Medical College, Division of Nephrology, Valhalla, NY. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network.