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What all do a urine dipstick show ? Because I went to the clinic today and got my check up they said I was fine, but I want to know what is all on the urine dipstick check up ? As for another part of the check-up I got my finger pricked and they said my iron was low (which it was a 9.1) and they said it need to be in the 11 or 12 area. Please let me know and help me. - Asked by K P on 05-Nov-2015 23:33:27

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    Answered by Dr. Venkata Rama Krishna K on 06-Nov-2015 16:08:34



    urine dipstick test includes testing for the presence      of proteinsglucoseketoneshaemoglobinbilirubinurobilinogenacetonenitrite and leucocytes as well as testing of pH and specific gravity or to test for infection by different pathogens..

    It is haemoglobulin levels not iron as u r describing ,,normal haemoglobulin level 13-17 for men; 12-15 for women;it vary depending upon age and sex for child ,,,as u said it is 9.1 means ur having low haemoglobulin for which iron is required to improve so,they said u r having low iron


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