Integrated Urinalysis Panel (IUP)
What It Can Do For You
Testing urine is an ancient time honored practice. Records from ancient China and India mention observations of urine from 1,000-2,000 BC. In 500 BC, Hippocrates recorded his observations of the changes in urine in health and sickness.
Urinalysis remains crucial today, just as it was in the past. Although the use of chemical tests for examining urine was once a standard practice, modern technology has prioritized quicker dipstick procedures for screening serious diseases such as diabetes, liver and kidney disease, and urinary infection. However, the chemical tests have not become obsolete due to their invalidity; rather, they provide valuable insights into measuring disease processes and monitoring overall health. While these tests are not routinely utilized in hospitals for diagnostic purposes anymore, they still reflect the patient's food and drink intake, even if their value may not be immediately recognized by all healthcare practitioners.
HOW IT ALL WORKS
Health relies on the body's ability to maintain constant internal conditions by hoarding deficient substances and discarding excessive ones—chemical tests for various substances like calcium and salt aid in identifying dietary imbalances. The body uses urine formation and kidney filtration to eliminate excess acid, alkali, water, salt, waste products, and toxins, ensuring a balanced pH and proper blood composition. Inadequate functioning of these processes can lead to symptoms like allergies, headaches, and fatigue before diseases manifest.
The 24 Hour Urinalysis is performed at certified laboratories around the country and provides valuable information for your practitioner.
SCREENING PROCEDURES: Our testing procedure begins with the standard hospital screening tests to recognize disease. Diabetes, liver and kidney disease, and urinary infection or inflammation are first ruled out and referred before proceeding.
PHYSICAL TESTS: Physical tests for color, cloudiness, volume, and specific gravity are recorded.
CHEMISTRY TESTS: Complicated chemistry tests are performed, including an Indican evaluation to measure the presence of decaying food in the colon.
DIGESTION TESTS: The urinary sediment is evaluated for excessive crystal formations, which can indicate problems with digestion or excessive consumption of protein, sugar, or fat.
There is an undeniable connection between the importance of proper digestion and many recurring and nagging health complaints. This screening procedure is the best early warning system available today.
• It gives your healthcare practitioner biochemical evidence of how well your body is processing your dietary choices and what food(s) your body is having a difficult time digesting and assimilating.
• You can readily modify your diet according to your body's needs.
• You will find out why you feel the way you do.
• Combining the results of the 24-Hour Urinalysis with the consultation and thorough physical exam enables you and your practitioner to develop a clear plan to assist you in returning to a healthy state.
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