- Last Update On : 2014-01-29
Urinalysis begins with a macroscopic examination of the urine which describes the color and clarity of the urine. Many factors affect urine color including fluid balance, diet, medications and disease. The following table includes a list of the most common causes of abnormal urine coloration.
Food & Drug Causes
Phosphorus, pyuria, chyluria, lipiduria, hyperoxaluria
Diet high in purine-rich foods causing uricosuria
Bile pigments, myoglobin
Fava beans, Levodopa, metronidazole (Flagyl), nitrofurantoin, anti-malarial drugs
Bile pigments, melanin, m