A part of urine analysis
Why test for Urine Appearance
The elimination of urine is very important for different bodily functions. It regulates the balance of water in the body, for example, and also gets rid of substances that are produced during metabolic processes and are no longer needed by the body. These include toxic substances in food or medicines. Urine tests can help detect diseases of the urinary system as well as metabolic diseases like diabetes or liver disease.
The color, odor and amount of urine can already indicate whether something is wrong. If, for instance, someone passes only a little very dark urine, it could be a sign that they have not had enough to drink – or that their kidneys are no longer working properly. Cloudy or flaky urine could be a sign of a urinary tract infection. If the urine is reddish in color, there might be blood in it. To find out more, the urine needs to be tested using a test strip or in a lab.