A urine test is a diagnostic procedure which uses a sample of urine from a patient. This sample of urine is subjected to various chemical and physical tests in order to understand its exact makeup. Urine is a waste product of the body that is generated by the kidneys. Waste products present in the blood are filtered out in the kidneys. These waste products are passed into the urinary bladder along with some fluids. Once the bladder fills up, elimination takes place through the urethra. Urine collected in a container is then sent to a laboratory for analysis. This analysis will help to understand the composition of the urine which could be used to determine the status of a person's health. It can also be used to diagnose various medical conditions that may cause the chemical composition of the urine to be changed.
Menstruation is a process associated with the female reproductive system. It generally occurs on a 28 day cycle although variations are not uncommon. Menstruation is the beginning of a new cycle and is characterized by the shedding of the uterus wall that is not required as fertilization has not taken place. Along with the uterus wall, some blood is also passed out. This is generally an uncomfortable time for women as they experience cramps associated with menstruation. During menstruation, a woman experiences general discomfort and also some hormonal changes.
When it comes to blood and urine tests, it is possible to conduct these tests during menstruation. Menstruation should be reported to the doctor so that the doctor can assume that the hormone levels are associated with the process of menstruation.
When it comes to a urine test during menstruation another important factor should be taken into account. When collecting the sample, extra care may be needed to avoid the contamination of the sample with any blood that may be present in the reproductive tract. It is very easy for a small amount of blood to pass into the container being used for urine collection. This will contaminate the sample and may lead to a false diagnosis of blood in the urine which is generally associated with some sort of damage in the urinary system. The best way to prevent such contamination from occurring is to place the collection cup far enough away from the body so that only the stream of urine will fill into it without any contaminants entering.More articles from the Medical Tests Category