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u·ri·nal·y·sis

 (yo͝or′ə-năl′ĭ-sĭs)
n. pl. u·ri·nal·y·ses (-sēz′)
Laboratory analysis of urine, used to aid in the diagnosis of disease or detect the presence of a specific substance, such as an illegal drug.

urinalysis

(ˌjʊərɪˈnælɪsɪs) or

uranalysis

n, pl -ses (-ˌsiːz)
(Medicine) med analysis of the urine to test for the presence of disease by the presence of protein, glucose, ketones, cells, etc

u•ri•nal•y•sis

(ˌyʊər əˈnæl ə sɪs)

n., pl. -ses (-ˌsiz)
a diagnostic analysis of urine.
[1885–90; urine + (an) alysis]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.urinalysis - (medicine) the chemical analysis of urine (for medical diagnosis)urinalysis - (medicine) the chemical analysis of urine (for medical diagnosis)
diagnosing, diagnosis - identifying the nature or cause of some phenomenon
chemical analysis, qualitative analysis - the act of decomposing a substance into its constituent elements
medical specialty, medicine - the branches of medical science that deal with nonsurgical techniques
Translations

urinalysis

[jʊərəˈnælɪsɪs] N (urinalyses (pl)) [ˌjʊərɪˈnælɪsiːz]análisis m inv de orina

u·ri·nal·y·sis

n. urinálisis, examen de orina.

urinalysis

n (pl -ses) análisis m de orina
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However, for the many sites that do not have machines for automated urinalyses (virtually all office practices, for example), the most important finding in this study may well be how well LE [leukocyte esterase] performs regardless of urine concentration.The optimal threshold for LE is not clear, however.
Again, no current testing is included on standard drug urinalyses; however, many larger referral laboratories offer testing by either GC/MS or liquid chromatography for these compounds in urine, by examining peaks for mephedrone and MDPV.
Participants received daily methadone administration and monitoring of illegal drug use through unannounced monthly urine collections and urinalyses. Treatment services also included weekly individual counseling sessions for everyone.
Screening urinalyses for nearly 9,000 Finnish schoolchildren found hematuria in 4% on the first urine sample and in 1% on a second sample; persistent microscopic hematuria with no proteinuria was found in only 0.4% after 6 months, a 1979 study found.
Three consecutive urinalyses showed a pH of 9, crystals of struvite, hematuria, and [10.sup.5] leukocytes/mL.
While random urinalyses can be used for case finding of glucosuria, hematuria, pyuria, bacteriuria, and proteinuria, the routine use of screening urinalysis in asymptomatic patients is not likely to be an effective strategy.
To reduce interobserver variability, the same technologist performed all the microscopic urinalyses with the same microscope, using the KOVA[R] system (Hycor Biomedical) [8].