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Urine concentration test

Urine concentration test

Overview

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.

Update 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.