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 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 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 The doctor can also input the results of the patient’s urinalysis; a negative drug test gives them another opportunity to spin the prize wheel, Dr. Maricich says (in addition to the voucher reward). Carolyn L. Todd, SELF, "The FDA Thinks This App Could Help People With Opioid Use Disorder Stay in Recovery," 17 Dec. 2018 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," 29 Mar. 2018 That case, stemming from an Oklahoma school board's decision, focused on whether the school system violated the U.S. Constitution by subjecting students to random urinalysis screenings for drug use. John Sharp, AL.com, "Evangelist Scott Dawson, GOP candidate for governor, calls for drug testing in all Alabama schools," 11 Apr. 2018 There is no blood test, no X-ray, no urinalysis that pinpoints depression. Maggie Jones, New York Times, "A Reckoning With an Imperfect Science in ‘Blue Dreams’," 3 Apr. 2018 Upon release, Lintott will be subject to up to 12 urinalyses a month. Maxine Bernstein, OregonLive.com, "Career criminal sentenced for robbing four banks in 9 days," 2 Apr. 2018 Lord & Taylor, going up — eighth floor: robes, lingerie, hosiery; 11th floor: eye, ear, nose and throat clinic, chiropodist, dental care, urinalysis, hospital operating room. Ralph Blumenthal And Sandra Roff, New York Times, "Attention 1916 Shoppers: The Doctor Is In," 4 Mar. 2018

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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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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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