Urinalysis is a common screening and diagnostic test used as a key indicator for assessing and identifying important health issues relating to kidney, bladder, liver and pancreatic dysfunction. Infection, diabetes and other metabolic conditions can also be detected.

It is important that nurses are competent when it comes to urinalysis interpretation as urinalysis findings may impact clinical decision-making.

Resources within this module will help to guide urinalysis interpretation. A full explanation of each test is provided.

Urinalysis interpretation