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Components of Urine - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives
In this chapter, our subject experts help you understand the building blocks of urine, different tests used to check urine and the electrolytes that show up in urine. These lessons use animations and graphics that make it easy to understand and retain crucial info about urine. Each lesson comes with a quiz so you can test your knowledge of the components of urine before moving on to new topics. After watching the lessons in this chapter, you'll be able to:
- Identify the composition of urine
- Describe the uses of different urine tests
- Explain the normal range of urine specific gravity
- Describe changes in electrolytes in urine
|Composition of Urine||Study the water, pigment, urea and salts that compose normal urine.|
|Urine Test Types: pH, Ketones, Proteins, and Cells||Identify the ways that measurements from pH, ketones, blood cells and proteins are used and what factors can have an impact on these measurements.|
|Urine Specific Gravity: Normal Range, Fluctuations, and Causes||Examine the urine specific gravity test and find out about normal values and causes of fluctuations in the normal range.|
|Electrolytes in Urine: Normal Lab Values and Causes of Change||Discover the issues that can occur when abnormal amounts of electrolytes are found in urine.|
1. Composition of Urine
We are going to look at urine and break it down into its components. This lesson covers the amounts of measurable substances in urine and the pigments that determine urine color.
2. Urine Test Types: pH, Ketones, Proteins, and Cells
This lesson will discuss the major findings resulting from the measurement of urine pH, ketones, proteins, white blood cells, and red blood cells. Including how diet and disease influence these values.
3. Urine Specific Gravity: Normal Range, Fluctuations, and Causes
This lesson will discuss a test known as urine specific gravity. You'll learn the normal values of urine specific gravity as well as the major causes of its abnormal elevation or decrease.
4. Electrolytes in Urine: Normal Lab Values and Causes of Change
This lesson will discuss four major electrolytes that are found in your blood. But we'll be discussing the significance of finding more or less than normal amounts of them in your urine.
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