It’s Sedimentary—Part 3: Crystals and Miscellaneous Gems Found in Liquid Gold
The complete urinalysis is a critical component of the minimum database. Dr. DeNicola will discuss why it’s important to understand and accurately perform a urine sediment analysis. In part 3 of this 3-part series on urine microscopy, you will learn about the identification of many crystals routinely found in urine, crystals that are rarer, and other organisms and artifacts that could be found; the clinical significance of each to the patient; and possible next steps for arriving at a diagnosis.
Accurately identify many types of crystals and other miscellaneous organisms, debris, and artifacts found in urine.
Understand the clinical significance related to 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.