Urine chemistry refers to a group of tests performed on a urine sample.
Chemistry - urine
How the test is performed
For this test, a clean-catch (midstream) urine sample is needed. For more information, see:
Your doctor will order certain tests, which will be done on the urine sample in a laboratory.
How to prepare for the test
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:
urinary aldosteroneexcretion rate 24-hr urine protein Acid loading test (pH) Adrenalin - urine test Amylase - urine Bilirubin - urine Calcium - urine Citric acid urine test Cortisol - urine Creatinine - urine Cytology exam of urine Dopamine - urine test Electrolytes - urine Epinephrine - urine test Glucose - urine HCG (qualitative - urine) Homovanillic acid (HVA) Immunoelectrophoresis - urine Immunofixation - urine Ketones - urine Leucine aminopeptidase - urine Myoglobin - urine Norepinephrine - urine test Normetanephrine Osmolality - urine Porphyrins - urine Potassium - urine Protein electrophoresis - urine Protein - urine RBC - urine Sodium - urine Urea nitrogen - urine Uric acid - urine Urinalysis Urine Bence-Jones protein Urinary casts Urine amino acids Urine concentration test Urine culture (catheterized specimen) Urine culture (clean catch) Urine dermatan sulfate Urine - hemoglobin Urine metanephrine Urine pH Urine specific gravity Vanillylmandelic acid (VMA)
How the test will feel
Why the test is performed
Review Date: 08/08/2009
Reviewed By: Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, University of Washington, School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.