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Clinical Laboratory Test:
urine — red-brown urine

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Description

The clinical test for red-brown urine is a urine dipstick test. This test is used to detect the presence of blood in the urine. The test involves dipping a plastic strip into the urine sample and then comparing the color of the strip to a color chart. The color chart will indicate the presence of blood in the urine. If the strip turns red-brown, it is an indication that there is blood present in the urine. The test is quick and easy to perform and can provide valuable information about the patient's health. To obtain the urine sample, the patient should be asked to provide a mid-stream sample of urine into a clean, dry container. The sample should then be taken to the laboratory for testing.

Synonyms
  • brown-red urine
  • rust-colored urine
Other Sample Sources for This Test
Some Diseases Associated with an Abnormal Red-brown Urine
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All of the following must be considered when interpreting clinical findings and are too extensive to be covered on this site: