Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Urine Appears Abnormal Home Care

Home care for abnormal appearing urine includes:

Urine Appears Abnormal Urine Self Testing

Color-based urine testing can be used to measure substances in the urine. Special chemical-coated test strips react with chemicals in the urine: a change in color on the strip can be compared to a standard chart. Urine testing can be performed at home.

Urine Appears Abnormal Warning Signs

Notify your doctor for abnormal appearing urine and any of the following:

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Last Updated: Sep 17, 2008 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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