#5 Clinical Trend: Specific Gravity
Urinary specific gravity (USG) is a measure of the concentration of solutes in the urine. It measures the ratio of urine density to water density and provides information on the kidney’s ability to concentrate urine. A USG measurement is a routine part of urinalysis.
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Urinary specific gravity is a measure of the concentration of solutes in the urine and ranges from 1.005-1.030. Conditions associated with a high USG include heart failure and hepatorenal syndrome; low-range conditions include renal failure and diabetes insipidus.
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