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The Journal of Orthomolecular Medicine Vol. 15, 1st Quarter 2000


Urine Indican as an Indicator of Disease


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The urine specimen, although one of the easiest obtained body fluids, is seldom used as a an important diagnostic tool."-3 The results of a complete urinalysis (even if abnormal) are usually only given a cursory glance by the attending physician, while an elevated serum enzyme test will cause the same physician's eyes to twinkle and the heart to race.

At The Center, the urine sample is a primary diagnostic specimen. Some of the urine tests ordered by The Centers physicians are:

1.24-hour urine tor pre and post ctielaiion (macro, micro minerals and toxic metals)

2. Potassium/sodium ratio (dietary intake of these electrolytes)

3. Pyrroles (physiological and psychological stress)

4. Complete urinalysis and microscopic (where applicable).

5. Urine vitamin C screen."

6. Urine indican (the topic of this paper)

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