I can’t believe my baby is already heading off to school! I was given a medical form for enrolling my child, and was puzzled. What is a UA test? Why is it needed? What would a normal reading be?
Dr. Greene’s Answer:
The UA is a urinalysis. Many aspects of the urine are tested. On a school form, the normal result would be ‘negative’ or ‘normal’. We check the urine as a screening test to look for chronic infections (not all urinary tract infections have symptoms), diabetes (sugar in the urine), kidney problems (protein or blood in the urine), and a host of other things. Many conditions will show up on a UA.