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