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The post-void residual (PVR) urine test measures the amount of urine left in the bladder after urination.
The test is used to help evaluate:
The amount of leftover (residual) urine can be measured by draining the bladder with a thin flexible tube (catheter) or by using ultrasound.
Current as of: February 10, 2021
Author: Healthwise Staff
E. Gregory Thompson MD - Internal Medicine
Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine
J. Curtis Nickel MD, FRCSC - Urology
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