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Hemoglobin Urine Test

UA Hgb, Blood in Urine


Test Code: 080176
Specimen Type: Urine

Description:

Hemoglobin Urine Test

This test looks for the presence of hemoglobin in a urine sample.  Hemoglobin is a protein in red blood cells that helps to transport oxygen.  The presence of hemoglobin typically indicates that there is a trace amount of blood present in the urine.  In some cases, urine that contains red blood cells may appear pink or reddish in color.  However, even normal-looking urine can contain RBCs.  In these cases, testing is required to detect the presence of blood.

While blood in the urine is not normal, it is not necessarily a cause for alarm.  Positive results should be discussed with your doctor to determine the appropriate follow-up.  It is common to repeat the test several times at regular intervals to see if the presence of blood persists.  Some of the causes for hemoglobin in urine can include, kidney infection, urinary tract infection, kidney or bladder stones, some forms of cancer, sickle cell anemia, injury to the kidneys, side effects from certain medications, and enlarged prostate (in men).

Turnaround for this test is typically 1-2 business days.

Note: Result turn around times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.

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Hemoglobin Urine Test

UA Hgb, Blood in Urine


Test Code: 16765
Specimen Type: Urine

Description:

Hemoglobin Urine Test

This test looks for the presence of hemoglobin in a urine sample.  Hemoglobin is a protein in red blood cells that helps to transport oxygen.  The presence of hemoglobin typically indicates that there is a trace amount of blood present in the urine.  In some cases, urine that contains red blood cells may appear pink or reddish in color.  However, even normal-looking urine can contain RBCs.  In these cases, testing is required to detect the presence of blood.

While blood in the urine is not normal, it is not necessarily a cause for alarm.  Positive results should be discussed with your doctor to determine the appropriate follow-up.  It is common to repeat the test several times at regular intervals to see if the presence of blood persists.  Some of the causes for hemoglobin in urine can include, kidney infection, urinary tract infection, kidney or bladder stones, some forms of cancer, sickle cell anemia, injury to the kidneys, side effects from certain medications, and enlarged prostate (in men).

Turnaround for this test is typically 2-5 business days.

Note: Result turn around times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.

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