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What tests are done for blood in your urine?

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Most causes of blood in the urine are not serious, but some are. The health care provider may order one or more of these tests:

  • Urinalysis to check for urinary tract infection or kidney disease
  • Blood test to check for kidney disease
  • Kidney imaging studies to check for a tumor, kidney or bladder stone, enlarged prostate, or blockage to urine flow
  • Cystoscopic examination (looking at the inside of the bladder with a very thin scope) to check for a tumor or bladder stone

From: Blood in the Urine Treatment WebMD Medical Reference

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National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive Diseases: "Hematuria (Blood in the Urine)."

University of Iowa Health Care: "Blood in the Urine."

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on January 21, 2018

SOURCES:

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive Diseases: "Hematuria (Blood in the Urine)."

University of Iowa Health Care: "Blood in the Urine."

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on January 21, 2018

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