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Guidance/Advisory Criteria — Tests

Urinalysis

You are required to perform a urinalysis (dip stick) as a part of every driver certification and recertification medical examination and to record test results for:

  • Specific gravity.
  • Protein.
  • Blood.
  • Glucose.

Proteinuria, hematuria, or glycosuria may be an indication for further testing to rule out any underlying medical problem.

You should advise the driver of any abnormal findings and when indicated, encourage the driver to seek primary care provider evaluation, particularly if an abnormal urinalysis could indicate the presence of a medical condition that if left untreated could result in a serious illness that might affect driving.

When an abnormal urinalysis is indicative of a medical condition that endangers the safety and health of the driver and the public, you should not certify the driver until the etiology is confirmed and treatment has been shown to be adequate/effective, safe, and stable.

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