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Causes of High Urine Specific Gravity: In a Nutshell (Nursing)

by Rhonda Lawes

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    00:00 So let's wrap up this part of the video series.

    00:03 An elevated urine specific gravity can indicate dehydration from volume loss, or be the result of renal, cardiac, or an endocrine disorder.

    00:13 Elevated glucose, protein, red blood cells, white blood cells, or stinky bacteria can also cause an elevated urine specific gravity.

    00:23 A patient who's receiving dextran, sucrose, or IV contrast may also have an inaccurate urine specific gravity temporarily until it makes it through their system.

    00:33 Thanks for watching our video today.


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    The lecture Causes of High Urine Specific Gravity: In a Nutshell (Nursing) by Rhonda Lawes is from the course Urine Specific Gravity – Urinalysis (Nursing).


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