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What can a blood test reveal about overactive bladder?

Donna Hill Howes, RN
Family Medicine
In addition to getting a sample of urine, your doctor may also get a sample of your blood during the exam. It will be sent to a lab and checked for chemicals and substances that might be causing your bladder problems.

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