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The Chyluria Screen Urine Test measures the fat content of a urine sample to screen for a chyluria infection.


Test Code:



Enzymatic Colorimetric | Electrophoresis | Spectrophotometry




Patient should collect specimen prior to eating foods rich in vitamin C or taking vitamin C supplements.

Test Results:

2-5 days. May take longer based on weather, holiday, or lab delays.

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What is Chyluria?

Chyluria is a medical condition characterized by the presence of chyle, a milky fluid containing lymph and fat, in the urine. Chyle is produced in the intestines during digestion and normally absorbed into the lymphatic system. Chyluria can occur due to various underlying causes, such as parasitic infections, kidney diseases, and lymphatic disorders. The symptoms of chyluria may include cloudy or milky urine, frequent urination, abdominal pain, and fever. Depending on the cause, chyluria can be treated with medication, dietary changes, or surgery. With proper diagnosis and treatment, chyluria can often be cured and managed effectively.


What is the purpose of this test?

If you suspect that you might be suffering from chyluria, you can request a Chyluria Screen Urine Test to confirm the diagnosis. Chyluria is typically diagnosed through a urine test that can reveal the presence of chyle, white blood cells, and fat globules. The treatment for chyluria depends on the underlying cause and may involve medications or antibiotics. In severe cases, surgical intervention may be necessary to remove blockages or repair damaged tissues.


Proper treatment can cure chyluria, and patients are advised to drink plenty of fluids, avoid fatty foods, and maintain good hygiene practices. Regular monitoring and follow-up with a healthcare provider are important to ensure the condition does not recur.


The Chyluria Screen Urine Test measures the following:

  • Cholesterol
  • Triglycerides
  • Interpretive Comment


What Causes Chyluria?

Chyluria is a condition that arises due to a malfunction in the lymphatic system. This condition can be observed in individuals who have:


  • Cancer or tumors in their abdomen 
  • Swelling or unusual growth in their lymphatic system
  • Undergone surgery, such as:
    • Partial or complete removal of a kidney
    • Kidney transplant
    • Surgery for kidney cancer or another cancer in the abdomen


Additionally, individuals living in or traveling to Africa, Asia, or South America may contract chyluria due to a parasite, such as tapeworms, that reside in or on humans.


When should I order a Chyluria Screen Urine Test?

Individuals may order this test if they have experienced symptoms related to a chyluria infection. Common signs or symptoms of a chyluria infection include:


  • Cloudy or milky urine
  • Frequent urination
  • Pain when urinating
  • Blood in the urine
  • Pain in the lower back on one side
  • Sudden weight loss
  • Growth or weight delays
  • Fatigue

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