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What test should be performed if I have blood in my urine?

Clearly visible and microscopic hematuria (blood in the urine) requires evaluation. The upper urinary tract should be imaged, and cystoscopy should be done if there is hematuria in the absence of infection. A comprehensive evaluation is necessary entailing of upper tract (kidneys and ureters) imaging, cystoscopy and urine cytology.

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