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What is the normal range for the urine specific gravity?

The specific gravity of urine represents how concentrated the urine sample is.

Healthy adults have urine-specific gravity ranging from 1.003 to 1.030. Reduced specific gravity indicates diabetes and other renal disorders, while elevated levels indicate liver disease, excessive loss of free water, or congestive heart failure. A higher-than-normal concentration often is a result of not drinking enough fluids.

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