Uroflow (Urine Flow Rate Test)

Overview

You have been scheduled for a Uroflow study which is a urine flow rate test.

Description of Uroflow

Uroflow is a study to determine the flow rate of your urine during urination (voiding). To ensure that the test is done properly, you must come to the office with a full bladder. DO NOT URINATE BEFORE YOUR STUDY. You will be asked upon arrival to void into a special toilet that contains a measuring device. The device measures the force of your urinary stream so you must try to void with as much force as possible. Immediately after your uroflow study, a bladder scan will be performed which will show a post-void residual (PVR) or the amount of urine left in your bladder after voiding.

Possible Risks of Uroflow

There are no risks associated with this procedure.

Preparation for Uroflow

It is essential that you come to our office for your test with a full bladder. Please drink 32 ounces of water or four cups of liquid one hour prior to your study. DO NOT VOID! A full bladder will give the most accurate results.