Urine Test During Medical Check-up Can It Detect Pregnancy?
Urine tests on medical check-ups for visas are usually used to detect disease. Can someone know that they are pregnant? Or do you need a different urine test to find out if someone is pregnant?
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Whether or not a urine test can be used to detect pregnancy depends on what substance will be checked or measured in the urine. Pregnancy markers that are in the urine, which is usually used as a benchmark for someone who is pregnant or not, are beta HCG levels. High levels indicate the likelihood that a person is pregnant (although for certainty it should still be confirmed by ultrasound).
So to find out whether the pregnancy will also be checked, it is necessary to ask the examiner directly whether the urine HCG beta level is also measured or not on the urine test that you will undergo.
Meanwhile, besides detecting pregnancy, urine tests are generally used to look at levels of bacteria, white blood cells, red blood cells, protein levels, oxalate or urate crystals, ketones, urine color and turbidity, all of which can be used to help detect various diseases such as urinary tract infections, urinary tract stones, nephrotic syndrome, autoimmune glomerulonephritis, preeclampsia, diabetic complications (DM ketoacidosis), etc.
To maintain the health of the urinary tract, what should be done is:
Consumption of 3 liters of water per day
Avoid the habit of often holding back urine
Clean the urinary and genital area after urinating or defecating, dry with a cloth or toilet tissue afterwards
Limit foods that contain high uric acid such as melinjo, organ meats, brain, fatty foods, etc.
Avoid wearing pants that are too tight
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