noun, plural urinalyses [yoor-uh-nal-uh-seez] .
Medicine/Medical. an examination of the urine to determine the general health of the body and, specifically, kidney function, usually including measurement of pH, tests for protein, glucose, ketones, and blood, and microscopic evaluation of sediment obtained by centrifugation.

1885–90; urine + (an)alysis

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urinalysis or uranalysis (ˌjʊərɪˈnælɪsɪs)
n , pl -ses
med analysis of the urine to test for the presence of disease by the presence of protein, glucose, ketones, cells, etc
uranalysis or uranalysis (ˌjʊərɪˈnælɪsɪs, -ˌsiːz)

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urinalysis u·ri·nal·y·sis (yur'ə-nāl'ĭ-sĭs)
n. pl. u·ri·nal·y·ses (-sēz')
Laboratory analysis of urine, used to help diagnose disease or detect a specific substance.

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urinalysis   (yr'ə-nāl'ĭ-sĭs)  Pronunciation Key 
Laboratory analysis of urine, used to aid in the diagnosis of disease or to detect the presence of a specific substance, such as an illegal drug.
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Urinalysis commonly reveals white or red blood cells in the urine.
Urinalysis may reveal casts and be positive for hemoglobin without evidence of red blood cells on microscopic examination.
Urine specimens may be collected for urinalysis and urine culture.
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