Most would agree that a correct diagnosis is a key prerequisite to providing
safe and effective treatment for various illnesses. However, our diagnoses
are often a matter of opinion rather than matter of fact.
Interpretation of color is subjective, and therefore varies from person
to person. The most reliable results are obtained when a standardized method
is consistently used. Urine color should be evaluated by placing a standardized
volume of urine in a standardized clear plastic or glass container and viewing
the sample against a white background with the aid of a good light source.