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If microscopic hematuria was it diagnosed using a microscope?

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In brief: Scope or dipstick

Microscope or dipstick as opposed to visible or "gross" hematuria, where it is evident to the naked eye.

In brief: Scope or dipstick

Microscope or dipstick as opposed to visible or "gross" hematuria, where it is evident to the naked eye.
Dr. Andrew Siegel
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Dr. James Lin
Urology

In brief: Yes, ...

The usual initial urine test is done with chem-strip.
If significant blood is noted, a microscopic urinalysis should be done. In most of labs, such a sequence of tests is standard. If microscopic UA confirm >3-5 red blood cells on spun urine specimen, further evaluation with CT.IVP + cystoscopy is usually required, but not always and yet, individualized. Details? Check with Doc.

In brief: Yes, ...

The usual initial urine test is done with chem-strip.
If significant blood is noted, a microscopic urinalysis should be done. In most of labs, such a sequence of tests is standard. If microscopic UA confirm >3-5 red blood cells on spun urine specimen, further evaluation with CT.IVP + cystoscopy is usually required, but not always and yet, individualized. Details? Check with Doc.
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