Either Urine or Ur-Out: Reading Images from the SediVue Dx® Urine Sediment Analyze
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.