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Is the Zimnitsky Urine Test used in the West at all? What tests are used instead?

The Zimnitsky Urine Test (Проба по Зимницкому) is a test used in Russia to assess the kidneys' capacity for concentration of urine. Here's one English-language description (choose "select all" ...
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Why might excessive drinking produce a false hypercortisolism reading in a urinary free cortisol (UFC) test?

From "Diagnosis of Cushing's Syndrome in the Modern Era" by L.K. Nieman, 2018: A urine free cortisol (UFC) result may incorrectly exclude hypercortisolism in patients with a glomerular filtration ...
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Why does urine analysis require “fresh” urine?

What are the reasons behind the need to have urine at morning just after waked up or at least three hours after latest urination? [Italian source]
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What are basic checks to be done yearly [closed]

I am a reasonably healthy 47 yo male. Not hypochondriac. I am wondering which basic medical tests should be performed, and in which cycle. I am thinking about tests per se (blood, urine,...), ...
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Why are anti-inflammatories prescribed for an epididymis inflammation?

I have an inflammation of the epididymis. I took blood and urine tests and it's not caused by STDs or any bacteria that would show up on a urine culture. My doctor wants me to take ibuprofen at 400mg ...
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Reheating Dr. Green Agent X

I have purchased the product Dr. Green Agent X. How many times I can put the un-opened product in the microwave before it becomes unusable?
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Can urinary tract infection be treated by inducing urination?

Urinary tract infection causes dysconfort by giving the urge to urinate even with empty bladder. The one time I had the symptoms (blood in urine, urge to urinate again), I forced myself into drinking ...
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Urine analysis, the baking soda myth

So there is a remedy floating around the internet that states 1 tblspn of baking soda mixed in 8 oz of water results in forced excretion of water soluble drugs. For example methamphetamine. I'm not ...
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Are medical units pertaining to blood-tests, etc. standard/universal? Or vary from country to country?

Are medical measurements/units pertaining to blood-tests and urine-tests standardized across the globe? Or are they different? (I thought the metric system was standard in science, but when I was ...
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Would a paper towel cause a specimen to be flagged as “adulterated”

A colleague recently took a urine drug test for a new position they accepted. Once they (colleague) concluded the test, they used a paper towel (i would imagine a run of the mill, unstyled white paper ...