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Urine Sediment

In proper digestion or large amounts of specific macronutrients from carbohydrate, protein and fat metabolism can leave dissolved sediment in the urine.  The urine sediment test allows this dissolved sediment to precipitate out of the urine and this allows us to measure the total sediment in the urine. From that value I can then measure the constituents of that sediment using further testing.

Macronutrients Precipitate out of Urine
carbohydrate calcium phosphate
protein uric acid
fats calcium oxalate

The test is also a reflection of the person’s dietary intake over the past few days and shows what foods are eaten and the digestive quality of those foods. The urine sedimentation test measures for malabsorption, leaky gut syndrome, pancreatic and digestive enzyme insufficiency.