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Closing in on a new test for schistosomiasis

Researchers have made important progress towards a new diagnostic test for schistosomiasis, which could help the World Health Organisation (WHO) achieve its goal of interrupting transmission of the disease, and eventually ...

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Urine

Urine is a liquid waste product of the body secreted by the kidneys by a process of filtration from blood called urination and excreted through the urethra. Cellular metabolism generates numerous waste compounds, many rich in nitrogen, that require elimination from the bloodstream. This waste is eventually expelled from the body in a process known as micturition, the primary method for excreting water-soluble chemicals from the body. These chemicals can be detected and analyzed by urinalysis. Amniotic fluid is closely related to urine, and can be analyzed by amniocentesis.

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