Progesterone Elevated

What does it mean to have an elevated progesterone level? ... read more »

Home Pregnancy Test - When Positive

When does the home pregnancy test become positive? ... read more »

Home Testing for Menopause

FSH, or follicle stimulating hormone, values climb as a woman reaches menopause. The same levels can also climb because of normal menstrual cycle. ... read more »

Phantom Pregnancy

Patients with a phantom pregnancy hCG will have a persistently and not significantly rising positive blood pregnancy test but the urine test is negative and they are not pregnant. ... read more »

Doctor's Office vs. HPT

Which urine test is more accurate? ... read more »

6 Stages During Pregnancy: The Changing Female Body

Stages during pregnancy are often divided up into weeks or trimesters. Within these common stages in pregnancy are six major times of change. ... read more »

Maple Syrup Urine Disease

Maple Syrup Urine Disease is a genetic disorder. The most noticeable symptom of the condition is sweet scented urine that may smell similar to maple syrup. The disease prevents the body from breaking down amino acids effectively. ... read more »

Podocyturia and Proteinuria in Preeclampsia Patients

According to a new study published in Hypertension, a medical journal, podocyturia is detectable in women who experience preeclampsia before proteinuria. Authors from various departments at the Mayo Clinic worked on the study concurrently. ... read more »

24-Hour Protein Excretion (Urine) During Pregnancy

Protein excretion is the amount of protein excreted or passed out of the body in urine. Some excretion is normal, but excessive excretion can be a sign of something more serious. ... read more »

What Is a 24-Hour Creatinine Clearance Test?

A 24 hour creatinine clearance test requires both urine and blood collection. The patient collects all urine for 24 hours and then reports to the lab with the urine sample to have blood drawn. ... read more »

24-Hr Sodium Urine Test During Pregnancy

A urine sodium test measures the total amount of sodium in a urine sample. The 24-hour collection method requires the patient to collect all urine output for a 24 hour period in a special container. ... read more »

How Does a Home Urine Pregnancy Test Work?

A home pregnancy test allows you to perform a test right in your own home to see if you are pregnant, but how accurate is it? ... read more »

How to Take a Home Pregnancy Test

It might seem simple, but there can be many factors influencing the accuracy of your urine home pregnancy test. Learn how to improve the accuracy of your urine pregnancy test. ... read more »

Urinalysis - Testing The Urine During Pregnancy

One of the tests done routinely at each prenatal visit is the urine test or urinalysis which checks mostly for sugar, protein, blood, and leucocytes. ... read more »

Cranberries Not Effective in Preventing UTIs

Oh the joys of being a woman:  periods, monthly mood swings, lumpy breasts, and for many, recurrent Urinary Tract Infections! UTI’s account for nearly one in four bacterial infections in women, over 50% of us will develop a UTI in our lifetime. ... read more »