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Urine concentration test

Urine concentration test


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 8/29/2015

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, Isla Ogilvie, PhD, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.