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24-hour urine collection: For osteoporosis and bone diseases  
Abstract:  This handout explains 24-hour urine collection, which tests for urine calcium as part of diagnosing osteoporosis or other bone diseases. Included are step-by-step directions for collecting the urine, as well as other instructions to follow.
Author: Bone and Joint Center/Hand Center
Publisher/Date/Rev:  University of Washington Medical Center, 2008, January 1, 2008
UWMC Availability:  Bone and Joint Center/Hand Center; Orthopedics/6SE; 6SE (Orthopedics, Oral Surg, Ophthalmology)
General Topics:  Patient Care Procedures & Instructions; Musculoskeletal Disorders; Diagnostic Tests
Specific Subject(s):  Urine; Osteoporosis; Calcium; Bone Diseases
Language(s):  Chinese; English; Korean; Russian; Spanish; Vietnamese; Somalian
Audience:  Caregiver; Patient
Format: Flyer
Reading Level: Moderate
Cost: Unknown
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