Pediatric Urinalysis in Manassas VA

What is a Urinalysis?

A urinalysis is a diagnostic test performed on your child’s urine sample. Not only can a urinalysis provide insights about the child’s overall health, but it can also indicate more specific conditions based off a variety of different factors.

Most often, a urinalysis will be conducted to determine the health of an individual’s kidneys or related bodily systems.

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What is Evaluated During a Urinalysis?

There are three main components to a urinalysis, including:

  • Dipstick Test
  • Visual Test
  • Microscopic Exam

The dipstick test utilizes a chemical strip of paper that changes color based on different properties detected in the urine. This test is able to measure several key components of the urine, such as its:

  • Acidity
  • Protein levels
  • Ketones
  • Concentration
  • Signs of blood in the kidneys
  • Bilirubin
  • Sugar levels
  • Signs of an infection

With the visual test, the lab technician is searching for any immediate warning signs as indicated by discoloration or abnormal odor of the urine.

Finally, the microscopic exam will reveal more about the composition of the urine. This can alert medical professionals to any issues with the white or red blood cell count in a patient’s body, as well as the formation or development of other concerning factors such as bacteria, yeasts, crystals, or casts.

What Should I Expect During a Urinalysis?

A urinalysis is really quite simple. All that is required from the patient is a sample for testing. To best prepare your child for providing a urine sample, patients should follow all instructions given to them by their pediatrician.

When it is time to give the urine sample, your pediatrician or a lab technician from our office will guide your child through the process.

When Will I Receive My Child’s Urinalysis Results?

Test results from a urinalysis are typically available within a few days. It is important to remember that the results may not provide a definitive diagnosis, but will aid in narrowing down the possible conditions that are affecting your child.

Once the results are ready, your pediatrician or an affiliate of PediatriCare of Northern VA will deliver the news either by phone or during your next appointment.

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Contact our office today if you would like to set up an appointment for urinalysis for your child.

COVID-19 Update : How We Keep YOU Safe

We have always been committed to ensuring your child’s health and well-being regardless of what the world throws at us as a “village” Exceptional circumstances require innovative processes to keep your family safe. It’s our commitment to you and our community. Here’s how we honor that commitment

****CURBSIDE CHECK IN****
Schedule your appt, tell us you want curbside check in. Let us do the navigation for you. Let us know you are here, proceed into the building to our suite and you will be met by a staff member upon arrival and immediately escorted to your personal exam room in our office bypassing the normal check in process. Our families love it!

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****Split Schedule****
Well checks ONLY in the morning bright and early is the perfect time to make sure your child is getting the preventative care they need!

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****Reduced traffic flow in the common areas of the building and our office****
Several practices in the building have consolidated locations out of our building which means there is a significant decrease in activity in the hallways. The Fitness Center is also closed! People are practicing strict social distancing too. Plenty of parking, non crowded hallways and elevators where people don’t jump in with one another. It’s a win/win.

****We take care of ourselves so we can care for you****
We have always followed scientifically established protocols to ensure that our facility is clean and our staff is healthy, now more than ever, rest assured that our processes for infection control are superior and our commitment to minimizing risk is unwavering. We are happy to report that the entire staff has remained healthy during this pandemic because of the exceptional commitment we have, as part of your village, to adhering to CDC guidelines both at work and during our time off.

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