Urinary Tract Infections | Diagnosis & Tests


What type of tests will I need to have?

Your doctor will usually be able to tell what's causing your pain by your description of your symptoms, along with a physical exam. Testing your urine (urinalysis) can also help your doctor identify what type of infection you have. Usually, a sample of your urine is taken in your doctor's office and sent to a lab to check for infection.


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Reviewed/Updated: 04/14
Created: 09/00