- Review and interpret the complete urinalysis as part of the minimum database (chemistry, hematology, and urinalysis).
- Accurately identify red and white blood cells and bacteria rods and cocci.
- Understand the clinical significance of the absence or presence of these formed elements.
- Know what potential follow-up testing may be needed to arrive at the final diagnosis.
- Understand what to do and how often to do it to successfully monitor treatment plans and disease progression.