Urinalysis: Taking the Next Evolutionary Step Forward

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Complete urinalysis is a key part of the minimum database. This CE event focuses on understanding the science behind the importance of the physical, chemical, and sediment portions of a complete urinalysis, as well as clinical techniques to help maximize the diagnostic yield. • The importance of sample handling and the “fresh is best” concept in obtaining the most accurate • Understanding the three parts of the complete urinalysis: physical, chemical, and sediment • Importance of proper centrifugation methods • Importance of line smear technique when evaluating for the presence or absence of bacteria • Importance of proper dilution techniques • Manual versus automated microscopy • Identification of common formed elements during urine microscopic examination