What is the test?
A routine urinalysis is used in the diagnosis of kidney infection, urinary
tract infection, and diabetes.
How do I prepare?
There is no special preparation for a routine urinalysis.
How is the test done?
Detailed instructions on how to collect the urine specimen are available in
your doctor’s office and at the Laboratory. Typically, you will be provided
with a mild disinfectant with which to clean the genital area and a sterile
container and instructions on how to “catch” a clean urine sample.
and when will I get my test results?
Results for a routine urinalysis are usually available either the same day
or the following day. The test results will be sent directly to your doctor,
who will share them with you.
is the test performed?
A urine specimen may be collected at your doctor’s office and sent to the
medical center’s laboratory for analysis. Or you may go to any of Cayuga Medical
Center’s five Laboratory
sites. The locations are: Cayuga Medical
Center at 101 Dates Drive in Ithaca; the Cayuga
at 1301 Trumansburg Road,
Ithaca; 5 Evergreen Street in Dryden; Convenient
Care at Ithaca on Arrowwood Drive off Warren Road; and Convenient Care at Cortland on Route 281 and Commons Avenue.
If you have questions regarding lab testing, you can reach the Cayuga
Medical Center Laboratory at (607) 274-4474.