urinalysis

noun
uri·​nal·​y·​sis | \ ˌyər-ə-ˈna-lə-səs How to pronounce urinalysis (audio) , ˌyu̇r-\
plural urinalyses\ ˌyər-​ə-​ˈna-​lə-​ˌsēz How to pronounce urinalyses (audio) , ˌyu̇r-​ \

Definition of urinalysis

: chemical analysis of urine

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The insurer’s action was in response to a lawsuit the labs filed against it for allegedly refusing to pay claims for urinalysis testing. Patrick Danner, ExpressNews.com, "San Antonio drug-testing firms on hook for $56M judgment," 23 July 2019 Nelson reportedly tested positive for drugs, failed to provide urinalysis, didn’t show up for court, quit his job and cut off his GPS monitor and lost it. Traci Rosenbaum, USA TODAY, "2 men who lied about military service must wear sign that says 'I am a liar,' judge rules," 27 Aug. 2019 However, the coordinator was busy supervising the urinalysis screenings, and one sailor was taking too long to submit a sample. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Squadron leaders warned of dangerous helicopter ‘hot seat’ hours before sailor fatally injured, report finds," 5 Aug. 2019 Another was sent back to complete a random urinalysis drug test, something that’s routine in the Navy. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Squadron leaders warned of dangerous helicopter ‘hot seat’ hours before sailor fatally injured, report finds," 5 Aug. 2019 In Judge Alm’s experiment, the probationer, prosecutor, public offender, and probation officer pre-committed to a system of frequent urinalysis, for which a positive or missed test would result in an immediate but brief stay in jail. Gabriel Rossman, National Review, "Mark Kleiman Was the Nation’s Greatest Thinker on Drug Policy," 23 July 2019 Tonya Couch, 50, was booked into the Tarrant County Jail in Texas for failing a urinalysis test, a county official told Fox News. Nicole Darrah, Fox News, "Mom of 'affluenza teen' arrested again," 28 Mar. 2018 Kleiman suggests adopting urinalysis for probationers more broadly and extending its logic to other ways of monitoring offenders, such as through GPS ankle bracelets, as a way to impose social order at lower cost. Gabriel Rossman, National Review, "Mark Kleiman Was the Nation’s Greatest Thinker on Drug Policy," 23 July 2019 The good news is that a doctor can diagnose a UTI with several different lab tests, including a urinalysis, according to the Mayo Clinic. Carolyn L. Todd, SELF, "Here’s Why You Should Always Wipe Front-to-Back," 9 Mar. 2019

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First Known Use of urinalysis

1889, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for urinalysis

New Latin, irregular from urin- + analysis

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urinalysis

noun
uri·​nal·​y·​sis | \ ˌyu̇r-ə-ˈnal-ə-səs How to pronounce urinalysis (audio) \
plural urinalyses\ -​ˌsēz How to pronounce urinalyses (audio) \

Medical Definition of urinalysis

: chemical analysis of urine

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