The urine concentration test is a test that measures whether the kidneys are conserving or excreting water properly. A sample of urine is retrieved and tested for its specific gravity.
Review Date 7/15/2017
Updated by: Laura J. Martin, MD, MPH, ABIM Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Atlanta, GA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.