Diagnostic Tests for Blood in urine
Diagnostic Test list for Blood in urine:
The list of diagnostic tests
mentioned in various sources as
used in the diagnosis of Blood in urine
- Physical examination
- Examine for signs of anemia
- Temperature may suggest urinary tract infection, lupus erythematosus, infective endocarditis
- Blood pressure e.g. if high blood pressure may suggest glomerulonephritis, polycystic kidneys, lupus erythematosus
- Cardiovascular examination to look for signs of infective endocarditis which maycause emboli to kidney e.g. fever, heart murmur, small hemorrhages on the nails
- Abdominal palpation for mass in flanks:
- E.g. bilateral flank masses may suggestpolycystic kidneys and hydronephrosis
- E.g. unilateral flank mass may suggest a hypernephroma (renal cell carcinoma), unilateral hydronephrosis, solitary kidney cyst or renal vein thrombosis
- Examine for bladder tenderness or enlargement - which may suggest prostatic obstruction and urine retention.
- Digital rectal examination for enlarged prostate ( benign or malignant) or tender prostate of prostatitis
- Examine for signs of bleeding disorder e.g. widespread bruising, swollen joints, bleeding gums
- Urine analysis and microscopy - looking for protein, granular casts and red cell casts suggestive of glomerulonephritis and lupus erythematosus.
- Urine culture and sensitivity - to diagnose urinary tract infection.
- Urine cytology - may be useful to detect malignancies of the bladder and lower urinary tract, but is usually negative for kidney cancers.
- First pass Urine PCR test for gonorrhea and Chlamydia to rule out sexually acquired urethritis
- Anaerobic culture and AFB smear and culture - to rule out tuberculosis.
- Blood tests
- Full blood count and ESR
- Renal function tests (urea and Creatinine)
- Anti-streptolysin O titers and serum complement level if suspect glomerulonephritis
- Coagulation profile to help rule out acquired or hereditary bleeding disorders
- Antinuclear antibody, dsDNA, Rheumatoid factor may help diagnose lupus erythematosus
- Radiological investigations
- Intravenous pyelogram (IVP)
- Renal ultrasound scan may help diagnose a renal cyst, but is less sensitive at detecting lower urinary tract abnormalities
- Retrograde pyelography
- If the above tests are not revealing, may need to have cystoscopy by Urologist; CT scan of abdomen and pelvis or renal biopsy
- Renal angiogram and aortogram may be necessary to evaluate renovascular hypertension and renal embolism
Home Diagnostic Testing
These home medical tests may be relevant to Blood in urine causes:
- Fatigue: Related Home Tests:
- Home Anemia Diagnostic Tests
- Bladder & Urinary Health: Home Testing:
- Prostate Health: Home Testing:
- Kidney Health: Home Testing:
Conditions listing medical symptoms: Blood in urine:
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Conditions listing medical complications: Blood in urine:
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