The urine is also examined for the presence of the following, which are not normally found in urine and may indicate disease or another condition: Bilirubin (pigment in bile; may indicate liver disease) Glucose (type of sugar; may indicate diabetes) ... Protein (may indicate kidney disease).

Have you ever wondered why health professionals ask for a urine sample? The kidneys remove waste material, fluids, and other substances from the blood. The urine can contain many different clues to how your body is doing. Your urine tells a lot about your health. Testing the urine is known as “urinalysis” (analysis of the urine). The most common use of urinalysis is to detect substances or cells in the urine that point to different disorders.

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