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Is urinalysis with reflect to microscopic test a clean catch?

Is urinalysis with reflect to microscopic test a clean catch?

Clean catch: Clean catch in the setting of urinalysis refers to "catching" the urine mid-stream, or stopping midway, collecting a sample, then finishing the urination. This helps reduce the skin contamination when looking for a bladder infections. ...Read more

Ua (Definition)

A ua is a urinalysis, or chemical and microscopic analysis of the urine. The standard urinalysis is performed with a dipstick test for ph, blood, protein, sugar, and ketones. In addition, a urinalysis usually includes a microscope examination to identify if the urine contains cells, "casts" (structures that indicate a problem originating in the kidney) or crystals (such as ...Read more


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What is the definition or description of: urinalysis, complete w/microscopic?

What is the definition or description of: urinalysis, complete w/microscopic?

Full evaluation: Urine analysis usually is a chemical evaluation of the composition of the urine. When "microscopic" is added, it means that a sediment (spun down portion of the urine) is examined for cells and crystals or other substances. You usually see this when there is an abnormality of the urinalysis by itself. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a high sq epi of 110 in microscopic urinalysis?

What does it mean to have a high sq epi of 110 in microscopic urinalysis?

Contamination: Squamous epithelial cells in a urine sample means that the sample has skin cells from the outer urethra in it. ...Read more

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I would like help reading urinalysis automated/microscopic?

See below: You may consult this site, as a start. Being proficient in this testing would require formal training as a medical technologist. http://library.med.utah.edu/WebPath/TUTORIAL/URINE/URINE.html ...Read more

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What does urinalysis w/reflex to microscopic examination mean?

What does urinalysis w/reflex to microscopic examination mean?

Urine test: Urinanalysis is test commonly done to check for infection, blood, sugar, ketones etc. The reflex microscopic portion is done automatically if the initial test shows any abnormality. For example, if there are signs of infection, then technicians will automatically look at the specimen under the microscope to see if there are any bacteria. This helps to decide on further testing and treatment. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: urinalysis microscopic exam shows pus cells?

See below: Pus cells or pyuria refers to white blood cells in the urine. Normally, the number should not exceed 5 per high power field. It may indicate the presence of bacteria in the urine or a urinary tract infection depending on whether there are symptoms. Please consult your primary care doctor for treatment. ...Read more

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I have had 2 urinalysis with microscopic tests done in the ER,6 months apart. The Epi, Ur has been high on both tests one at 7 one at 8 what's it mean?

Urinalysis: EPI cells in the urine refer to nephron or bladder epithelial cells that have been shed. The technician typically differentiates between squamous cells, which can appear in the urine from the vagina. Ur at 7 and Ur at 8 most likely refers to urine pH. There is no other number given on the U/A. Urine pH 8 is unusually high and indicates infection or high alkaline diet. Urine pH 7 is not unusual. ...Read more

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Would a microscopic urinalysis reveal significant renal proteinuria?

Here are some ...: Formal urinalysis consists of 2 parts: chemical part is to qualify if blood, protein, pus cells, bilirubin, etc, are present, and microscopic part under microscope is to quantify the number of pus cells, red blood cells, casts, crystals, etc. All these findings need to be interpreted and correlated with clinical profile in the past and at present. So, ask Doc for the significance of the finding ti ...Read more

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When a urinalysis and urine culture is performed do they always do a microscopic exam of the urine sample to check for casts?

When a urinalysis and urine culture is performed do they always do a microscopic exam of the urine sample to check for casts?

Depends: Microscopic examination of urine is usually triggered by the findings of dipstick examination. If the dipstick examination does not show abnormality a microscopic examination is not usually done. Not all casts are necessarily abnormal. ...Read more