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Urine Tests

Urine tests are essential for providing information to assist in the diagnosis, monitoring and treatment of a wide range of diseases and conditions such as urinary tract infections, kidney disease, diabetes, liver problems and numerous other metabolic conditions.

The most common use of urinalysis is to detect substances or cells in the urine that point to different disorders.

The urinalysis tests will check various levels including:

* Acidity, or pH:- if the acid is abnormal, you could have kidney stones, a urinary tract infection (UTI), or other condition.

* Protein:- abnormal protein levels can be a sign your kidneys aren’t functioning correctly.

* Glucose:- commonly used for diabetes checks.

* White blood cells:- present in urinary tract and kidney infections.

* Nitrites:- also a sign of urinary tract infections.

* Bilirubin:- excess levels can signify problems with liver function.

* Blood in your urine:- causes include kidney stones, UTIs, kidney damage and possible cancer.

The most common use of urinalysis is to detect substances or cells in the urine that point to different disorders.

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Urine Tests Available

Test Code: NW
Test Number: 365
Test cost: £123.00
Is this test for you?: This test measures the amount of 5-HIAA in the urine or blood. Serotonin is produced as needed by the nervous system. 5-HIAA is a urine test that measures the amount of 5-hydroxyindoleacetic acid (5-HIAA). 5-HIAA is a breakdown product of a hormone called serotonin. This test tells how much 5-HIAA the body is producing, which reflects how much serotonin is in the body.
Bio Markers: A 24-hour urine sample is preferred for the 5-HIAA test because the level of the metabolite can vary during the day.
Test Code: NW
Test Number: 364
Test cost: £36.50
Is this test for you?: This is a test for calcium in urine is a 24-hour test that checks the amount of calcium that is passed from the body in the urine. Calcium is the most common mineral in the body and one of the most important.
Bio Markers: What does high calcium in urine indicate? A high level of urine calcium (above 300 mg/day) may be due to: Chronic kidney disease. High vitamin D level. Leaking of calcium from the kidneys into the urine, which may cause calcium kidney stones.
Test Code: NW
Test Number: 377
Test cost: £111.50
Is this test for you?: This test measures the amount of VMA that is passed into the urine, typically over a 24-hour period, to detect excess epinephrine and norepinephrine.
Bio Markers: The reason that you need to collect your urine over a 24-hour period is because the amount of VMA released in the urine changes during the course of a day. By collecting all urine for 24 hours, the amount of VMA measured can be averaged over the entire day and will give a better indication of whether levels are increased or not.
Test Code: NW
Test Number: 366
Test cost: £77.00
Is this test for you?: This Acetone-Urine test is a simple urine test to detect the level of acetones in the body. When the acetones in the blood go above a certain level, a number of hormones, including glucagon, epinephrine, and growth hormone can cause fatty acids to be released from body fat (adipose tissue) into the blood. The levels of these hormones increase in starvation, uncontrolled diabetes, and a number of other conditions.
Bio Markers: When acetone develops, it doesn't usually become dangerous right away, but it does cause the blood to become too acidic.
Test Code: NW
Test Number: 363
Test cost: £40.50
Is this test for you?: The urine albumin-creatinine ratio (uACR) test measures the amount of two different substances in your urine - albumin (a protein) and creatinine.
Bio Markers: Albumin is an important protein normally found in the blood that serves many roles in the body. These roles include building muscle, repairing tissue, and fighting infection. It is not usually found in the urine. Creatinine is a waste product that comes from the digestion of protein in your food and the normal breakdown of muscle tissue. It is removed from the body through the kidneys and is expected to be found in the urine.
Test Code: NW
Test Number: 362
Test cost: £154.50
Is this test for you?: This Aluminium Urine test measures the presence or absence of aluminium. Our Aluminium test helps detect harmful activities within the body through urine instead of blood.
Bio Markers: Effects of Aluminum: Aluminum is probably the least toxic of the metals. It is not clear how aluminum interferes with activities in the human body. Acute aluminum poisoning has been associated with constipation, colicky pain, anorexia, nausea and gastrointestinal irritation, skin problems, and lack of energy. Slower and longer-term increases in body aluminum may create muscle twitching, numbness, paralysis, and fatty degeneration of the liver and kidney. Aluminum may reduce the absorption of selenium and phosphorus from the gastrointestinal tract. The loss of bone matrix from aluminum toxicity can lead to osteomalacia, a softening of the bone. Skin rashes have occurred with local irritation from aluminum antiperspirants. Aluminum toxicity has been implicated in the brain aging disorders. Alzheimer’s disease and parkinsons disease have both become more prevalent as the incidence of aluminum toxicity has increased. Areas with high amounts of aluminum in the drinking water are showing an increase in the incidence of Alzheimer’s disease. Although increased aluminum has been measured in the brain and other body tissues in Alzheimer’s diseases, other factors may be contributing as well.
Test Code: NW
Test Number: 368
Test cost: £103.00
Is this test for you?: Urine albumin to creatinine ratio (ACR), also known as urine microalbumin, helps identify kidney disease that can occur as a complication of diabetes.
Bio Markers: If you have a slightly raised ACR level, you may have early-stage kidney disease. A very high ACR level indicates more severe kidney disease. A very low ACR value probably means your kidneys are functioning normally.
Test Code: NW
Test Number: 370
Test cost: £91.50
Is this test for you?: This urine test is used to determine chromium levels for deficiency or toxicity. A creatinine test is a measure of how well your kidneys are performing their job of filtering waste from your blood. Creatinine is a chemical compound left over from energy-producing processes in your muscles. Healthy kidneys filter creatinine out of the blood. Creatinine exits your body as a waste product in urine.
Bio Markers: Is it bad to have creatinine in urine? Creatinine is a normal waste product that the body produces every day during muscle movements and when digesting meat. Healthy kidneys remove creatinine from the blood, and it leaves the body in urine. High levels of creatinine in the urine can indicate diabetes, high muscle tone, or problems with the kidneys.
Test Code: NW
Test Number: 369
Test cost: £66.00
Is this test for you?: This urine test is used to determine chromium levels for deficiency or toxicity.
Bio Markers: What are the symptoms of high chromium levels? * Sinusitis, nasal septum perforation * Allergic and irritant dermatitis, skin ulcers, * Respiratory irritation, bronchitis, asthma.
Test Code: NW
Test Number: 372
Test cost: £155.00
Is this test for you?: This is a test to measure levels of CMV DNA PCR in your urine. CMV is a double-stranded DNA virus and is a member of the herpesviruses. Like other herpesviruses, after recovery of the initial infection, CMV remains dormant within the host. Viral reactivation occurs during the compromise of the immune system with immunosuppression Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is a common virus. Once infected, your body retains the virus for life. Most people don't know they have cytomegalovirus (CMV) because it rarely causes problems in healthy people. If you're pregnant or if your immune system is weakened, CMV is cause for concern.
Bio Markers: What are the symptoms of CMV PCR? Some people get flu-like symptoms the first time they get CMV, including: * High temperature. * Aching muscles. * Tiredness. * Skin rash. * Feeling sick. * Sore throat. * Swollen glands.
Test Code: NW
Test Number: 371
Test cost: £74.00
Is this test for you?: This test measures th level of Colbalt in the urine. Cobalt itself may cause allergic dermatitis, rhinitis and asthma. Specific IgE against a complex of cobalt with albumin can sometimes be shown and a bronchial provocation test with a cobalt salt may be positive. Inhalation of cobalt containing dust has also lead to pathologic reactions in the lung parenchyma.
Bio Markers: What does cobalt do for the body? Cobalt is a hard, gray metal element. It's part of vitamin B-12. This vitamin is essential for making red blood cells (erythropoiesis). It also maintains the nervous system.
Test Code: NW
Test Number: 450
Test cost: £78.00
Is this test for you?: What does a copper urine test show? The urine is tested for the amount of copper present.
Bio Markers: What are the symptoms of too much copper in the body? Swallowing large amounts of copper may cause: * Abdominal pain. * Diarrhea. * Vomiting. * Yellow skin and whites of the eyes (jaundice)
Test Code: NW
Test Number: 451
Test cost: £51.50
Is this test for you?: An electrolyte test is a blood test that measures if there's an electrolyte imbalance in the body. Electrolytes are salts and minerals, such as sodium, potassium, chloride and bicarbonate, which are found in the blood.
Bio Markers: What are electrolyte imbalance symptoms? * Confusion and irritability. * Diarrhea or constipation. * Fatigue. * Headaches. * Irregular or fast heart rate (arrhythmia). * Muscle cramps, muscle spasms or weakness. * Nausea and vomiting. * Numbness or tingling in limbs, fingers and toes.
Test Code: NW
Test Number: 452
Test cost: £77.00
Is this test for you?: The urine protein electrophoresis (UPEP) test is used to estimate how much of certain proteins are in the urine.
Bio Markers: Normally there is no protein, or only a small amount of protein in the urine. An abnormally high amount of protein in the urine can be a sign of many different disorders. UPEP may be recommended to help determine the cause of protein in the urine. Or it may be done as a screening test to measure the various amounts of different types of proteins in urine. UPEP detects 2 types of protein: albumin and globulins.
Test Code: NW
Test Number: 373
Test cost: £78.50
Is this test for you?: This tests uses a sample of urine to look for the bacteria that cause these sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Chlamydia and gonorrhea are sexually transmitted bacterial infections that share symptoms, including painful urination and genital discharge. However, they are the result of different bacteria overgrowths. Chlamydia and gonorrhea are both extremely common.
Bio Markers: Urine testing is currently primarily used to detect bacterial STIs.
Test Code: NW
Test Number: 374
Test cost: £78.50
Is this test for you?: This is a test to measure the amount of Hippuric acid in your urine. The hippuric acid test merely indicates the functional state of the liver.
Bio Markers: Hippuric acid is normally present in urine as a metabolite of dietary components. Therefore, the analysis of hippuric acid in urine provides an diet and liver diagnostic test . The synthesis of hippuric acid takes place almost entirely in the liver.
Test Code: NW
Test Number: 375
Test cost: £123.00
Is this test for you?: This is a test to measure the amount of Isocyanates in your urine. Isocyanates occur in many paints and other products. Breathing in isocyanates is the top cause of work-related asthma in Britain. If you get asthma from isocyanates you won’t be able to work with them again. The simplest way is to look for traces of isocyanates Biological Monitoring in your urine (biological monitoring).
Bio Markers: This test provides an accurate measure of how much isocyanate has entered a person's body, allowing assessment of the effectiveness of control measures.
Test Code: NW
Test Number: 376
Test cost: £64.50
Is this test for you?: This is a test to measure levels of Lead/Creatinine ratio in your urine.
Bio Markers: Increased urine lead concentration per gram of creatinine indicates significant lead exposure.
Test Code: NW
Test Number: 377
Test cost: £97.50
Is this test for you?: This is a urine test for Legionella antigen. The most commonly used laboratory test for diagnosis of Legionnaires' disease is the urinary antigen test (UAT), which detects a molecule of the Legionella bacterium in urine. If the patient has pneumonia and the test is positive, then you should consider the patient to have Legionnaires' disease.
Bio Markers: This test is the best way to diagnose acute Legionella infection It should be performed as early as possible after diagnosis of pneumonia.
Test Code: NW
Test Number: 433
Test cost: £111.00
Is this test for you?: This test measures the amount of metanephrines in your urine that your body makes over a 24-hour period. Metanephrines are made when your body breaks down hormones called catecholamines. These hormones are made by the adrenal glands. Catecholamines help your body respond to stress.
Bio Markers: Symptoms that may present, persistent or recurring hypertension along with symptoms such as headaches, sweating, flushing, and rapid heart rate.
Test Code: NW
Test Number: 434
Test cost: £128.00
Is this test for you?: What does methylmalonic acid levels indicate? The methylmalonic acid (MMA) test may be used to help diagnose an early or mild vitamin B12 deficiency. It may be ordered by itself but generally with a homocysteine test as a follow-up to a vitamin B12 test result that is in the lower end of the normal range.
Bio Markers: Symptoms of this disorder can range from mild to severe and may include vomiting, dehydration.
Test Code: NW
Test Number: 432
Test cost: £78.00
Is this test for you?: This test measures levels od Murcury in the Urine. Detecting mercury toxicity, a toxic heavy metal, using urine samples.
Bio Markers: Symptoms of inorganic mercury poisoning include: * skin conditions (rashes and dermatitis) * breathing problems. * mood changes. * problems with memory. * mental health issues. * reduction in muscle strength.
Test Code: NW
Test Number: 445
Test cost: £78.00
Is this test for you?: This is a test to measure the levels of nickel/creatinine in your urine. Nickel is a naturally occurring metallic element that can be found in alloys and is used in the manufacture of stainless steel, coins, magnets, chemical and food process equipment and pigments for paint, pottery, glass and plastics and catalysts in the chemical industry. Nickel is also often found in jewellery. Nickel come into contact with the body in two ways; through breathing in dust and fumes containing nickel or from contact with the skin. Exposure to nickel can cause irritation of the skin and eyes, allergic reactions in the skin and respiratory tract, asthma, inflammation of the lungs and cancer of the lungs and nose.
Bio Markers: Nickel is a naturally occurring metallic element that can be found in alloys and is used in the manufacture of stainless steel, coins, magnets, chemical and food process equipment and pigments for paint, pottery, glass and plastics and catalysts in the chemical industry. Nickel is also often found in jewellery. Nickel come into contact with the body in two ways; through breathing in dust and fumes containing nickel or from contact with the skin. Exposure to nickel can cause irritation of the skin and eyes, allergic reactions in the skin and respiratory tract, asthma, inflammation of the lungs and cancer of the lungs and nose.
Test Code: NW
Test Number: 444
Test cost: £78.00
Is this test for you?: This is a test to measure the levels of nickel in your urine.
Bio Markers: You can come into contact with nickel in two ways; through breathing in dust and fumes containing nickel or through contact with the skin. Exposure to nickel can cause irritation of the skin and eyes, allergic reactions in the skin and respiratory tract, asthma, inflammation of the lungs, and cancer of the lungs and nose.
Test Code: NW
Test Number: 446
Test cost: £83.50
Is this test for you?: This test looks for chemicals called porphyrins in your urine. If you have high levels of these chemicals, you may have porphyria. Porphyria refers to a group of inherited or acquired diseases that prevent your body from correctly making heme, the pigment in red blood cells that contains iron.
Bio Markers: Symptoms may include: * Pain in the abdomen (belly), back, or arms and legs. * Constipation. * Nausea and vomiting. * Mental changes, such as anxiety, confusion, and seizures. * Problems urinating (peeing), leaking urine, or red or brown urine.
Test Code: NW
Test Number: 447
Test cost: £58.00
Is this test for you?: This is a test to measure the levels of Selenium Creatinine in your urine.
Bio Markers: Selenium toxicity can occur with acute or chronic ingestion of excess selenium. Symptoms of selenium toxicity include nausea; vomiting; nail discoloration, brittleness, and loss; hair loss; fatigue; irritability; and foul breath odor (often described as “garlic breath”).
Test Code: NW
Test Number: 448
Test cost: £45.00
Is this test for you?: A urine sodium test checks the amount of sodium in a sample of your pee to see whether it's at a normal level. Having too much or too little sodium can mean there's an issue with your kidneys or perhaps another health matter.
Bio Markers: Low sodium levels in the urine could indicate: * Dehydration. * Diarrhea and fluid loss. * Kidney problems. * Too much hormone released by the adrenal glands, which is called hyperaldosteronism.
Test Code: NW
Test Number: 449
Test cost: £155.50
Is this test for you?: Urine PCR Sexually Transmitted Infection Screening Test Testing for 7 common types of sexually transmitted infection (STI). Confidential screening tests for common sexually transmitted infections based on a urine sample.
Bio Markers: Our Urine Test will screen for • Chlamydia • Gonorrhoea • Mycoplasma • Ureaplasma • Gardnerella • Trichomona • Herpes Simplex I/II
Test Code: NW
Test Number: 453
Test cost: £128.00
Is this test for you?: This test measures the amount of VMA that is excreted into the urine.
Bio Markers: VMA symptoms may include unexplained abdominal pain, weight loss, or hypertension.

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