(a) You assess the results of a urine dipstick test – list two (2) signs would you expect if a UTI was present?
Specific gravity: This portion of the test determines how concentrated the urine is. If the patient is dehydrated, for example, the specific gravity will be high. If the person is very well-hydrated, a lower result is expected. Diabetes insipidus, a condition where the body excretes large amounts of urine, will result in a very low specific gravity.
Leukocytes: Leukocytes are white blood cells.
Leukocytes in the urine typically indicate a past or current infection in the urinary tract.
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