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"Is this a healthy urine test for someone who is 18 weeks pregnant?"
Leukocytes: Negative Glucose: Negative Appearance: Clear Color: Yellow Nitrite: negative Urobilinogen: .2 Protein: 30 Ph: 6.0 Blood: Negative Specific Gravity: 1.030 Ketone: Negative What does everything mean?
Thank you for your question regarding the results of your urine test or urinalysis. Your results should have been reported with normal reference range values for each of the tested components, as each lab has slightly different values for what is normal. I recommend that you discuss this with your doctor. Presence of leukocytes indicates that you may have an infection of your urinary tract. Presence of glucose in the urine is one quick way of testing whether you may have diabetes. Healthy urine appears clear and yellow. Positive nitrites can be another sign of infection. High levels of urobilinogen can be a sign of liver disease. Your urine ph is normal, specific gravity is a reflection of your hydration status which is normal, and the negative ketones indicates again you do not have signs of diabetes. The protein level in your urine of 30 mg/dl is high (again, check the normal reference ranges of the lab performing the test and the units that the number is reported in). In combination with high blood pressure or swelling of the body, protein in the urine can be a sign of a concerning condition in pregnancy known as preeclampsia that can be dangerous for both the mother and baby. Again, please speak with your doctor who may recommend additional testing, such as 24 urine protein collection to determine if this protein level is truly high.
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