Urine tests

Urine tests are a type of pathology test. These involve a urine sample being taken to a laboratory for testing, or using a testing device (e.g. a dipstick test).

The choice of medical test and when to use a test depends on the individual's circumstances. Find out more about urine tests and when they are used.

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19 Nov 2014 Antibiotic resistance is a growing concern in aged-care facilities. Maintaining good urinary tract health and being aware of the most vulnerable patients helps
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18 Nov 2014 Antibiotic resistance is a growing concern in aged-care facilities. Maintaining good urinary tract health and being aware of the most vulnerable patients helps
For health professionals (Health professional publication)
18 Nov 2014 Treating urinary tract infections (UTIs) with antibiotics creates antibiotic resistant bacteria; a major problem. Can anything be done to prevent this?
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19 Aug 2014 Relapses of urinary tract infections (UTIs) should be treated as for cystitis or pyelonephritis. Reserve intermittent self-treatment for some women only
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18 Jul 2014 A urinary tract infection (UTI) is an infection of part of the urinary system. The urinary system consists of the kidneys, the ureters, the bladder, and the urethra. Find out more.
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10 Jul 2014 A urinary tract infection is commonly diagnosed by a urine test, but this may not always be necessary. Find out more.
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16 May 2014 Urine culture test is a urine test used to diagnose a urinary tract infection (UTI). Find out more
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22 Jun 2012 In order to diagnose pneumonia, your doctor will do tests, including a chest x-ray. They may also take a nose and throat swab, blood or urine sample. Read more about diagnosing pneumonia here.
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06 Dec 2011 Type 1 diabetes is diagnosed by measuring the amount of sugar (glucose) in your blood. Medical tests are used to diagnose your diabetes & monitor blood glucose & the effect of diet & medicines on your blood glucose.