Urinalysis is a valuable part of the minimum database and a useful diagnostic tool in the detection of various urinary tract and other systemic diseases. Ideally, the evaluation of urine sediment should be performed within 2 hours of collection to prevent degradation of formed elements and in vitro crystal formation. The SediVue Dx® Urine Sediment Analyzer is an in-house analyzer that, within minutes, automatically performs the complete microscopic evaluation of urine sediment and generates superior-quality images of diagnostically important formed elements. This presentation discusses the accuracy of the SediVue Dx analyzer and how to interpret images of formed elements in urine.
- What are the indications for doing a urinalysis?
- What is the best way to collect and process urine, and how quickly should it be processed after collection?
- What artifacts can occur with delayed processing?
- What do the urine chemical analysis and specific gravity tell us?
- Discuss the clinical implications of each test pad reaction and artifacts that might inhibit accurate results.
- How does the SediVue Dx analyzer work?
- The accuracy of the SediVue Dx analyzer (newest data).
- When do I need to look at the images generated by the SediVue Dx analyzer?
- Analysis of generated images: abnormalities found in urine sediment and their clinical relevance.