Urine Tests


Pregnancy Urine Test

There are two different urine tests for pregnancy and can be performed at the comfort of your home or the professional setting of a clinic. One of the ways is to collect your urine in a cup then inserting a stick, the other way is to catch the urine in midstream with a stick. Results are shown in change of color, or amount of lines shown. Newer advance testing kits can show the words “pregnant” or “not pregnant”

Here is a video explaining how pregnancy test works in a microbiology level:

All tests come with instructions, and it is important that you follow these instructions to get an accurate reading.

When can I take a urine test?

Urine tests should be taken the first day you miss your period. However some tests are more sensitive and can detect pregnancy in an earlier stage. Urine tests when performed correctly are about 97% accurate. However, if the test showed negative and you are still experiencing symptoms of pregnancy, then you should wait a week and perform another test. Pregnancy test performed by a doctor will much more reliable.

Symptoms of pregnancy:

Tender, swollen breasts.
Nausea with or without vomiting
Increased Urination
Food aversions or cravings

Most doctors recommend that you wait until the first day of your missed period before taking a urine pregnancy test. This is usually about two weeks after conception. However, some tests are more sensitive than others and can be taken earlier.
Urinary Tract Infection Test

To read more about UTIs, please click on UTIs.

UTI test can be down through multiple ways.

1) A doctor can collect your urine sample for lab analysis to look for white blood cells, red blood cells and bacteria.

2) Analysis is sometimes followed with a culture plate where UTI bacteria is grown in a lab to determine the cause the the most effective treatment.

3)If UTI is a recurrent condition, a CT and MRI scan is used to identify the abnormality of your urinary track.

4)A cystoscopy is used to see the inside of your bladder. Cystoscopy uses a long, thin tube with a lens to see the inside of your bladder and urethra.

Urine Drug Test

A drug test is usually done through analyzing your urine, however sometimes samples used can be from your hair, blood and saliva. Urine tests can show the presence of prescribed medication and illegal drugs. The urine drug test usually test for alcohol, amphetamines, benzodiazepines, marijuana, cocaine, PCP, and opioids (narcotics). Urine drug test can also help doctors to detect potential substance abusers. After identifies problems, doctors can help you to stay sober by developing a treatment plan.
A urine drug test can detect potential substance abuse problems. After a drug test identifies these problems, doctors can help you start a treatment plan. Taking urine drug tests throughout substance abuse treatment helps to ensure that the plan is working and that you’re no longer taking drugs.

Dr. Paul’s Clinic offer accurate and reliable testing or pregnancy, UTIs and drug test. Our clinic also offer drug screening for job acceptance at a low price.