25th November 2019


What can cause high specific gravity in urine?

Adults generally have a specific gravity in the range of 1.010 to 1.030 Increases in specific gravity (hypersthenuria, i.e. increased concentration of solutes in the urine) may be associated with dehydration, diarrhea, emesis, excessive sweating, urinary tract/bladder infection, glucosuria, renal artery stenosis,

Also to know is, what does specific gravity of urine indicate?

To put it another way, the specific density of water would be 1.000. Ideally, urine specific gravity results will fall between 1.002 and 1.030 if your kidneys are functioning normally. Specific gravity results above 1.010 can indicate mild dehydration. The higher the number, the more dehydrated you may be.

Why is the specific gravity of urine low with diabetes insipidus?

Diagnosis of diabetes insipidus is suspected when a patient reports unusually large and frequent urine output. A urinalysis is done to discover dilute urine (low specific gravity). A water deprivation test may be conducted. Patients with diabetes insipidus continue to produce large amounts of urine despite dehydration.
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