Otis C. Colvin, Mark J. Kransdorf, Catherine C.
Background: Urine culture is the gold standard in the diagnosis of urinary tract infection UTIbut usually takes at least 48 hours and is expensive. Urine dipstick test and microscopy are useful for early diagnosis and initiation of treatment. The current study aims to assess the diagnostic value of dipstick and microscopy of urine in the diagnosis of UTI in comparison with culture.
A clean-catch urine sample is preferred. The clean-catch method is used to prevent germs from the penis or vagina from getting into a urine sample. To collect your urine, the health care provider may give you a special clean-catch kit that contains a cleansing solution and sterile wipes.
Martina Franz, Walter H. Urinary tract infection UTI is one of the most common diseases, occurring from the neonate up to geriatric age groups. UTI is a major cause of Gram-negative sepsis in hospitalized patients and after renal transplantation [ 2 ].
Background: Urine test strip results are generally reported in categories i. We investigated the possible use of these meters to complement flow cytometry of urine and compared reflectance readings with quantitative determinations of urinary glucose and microalbumin. Results: Reproducibility of the reflectance signal was good for high- and low-concentration urine pools for protein 0.
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A more recent article on this topic is available. This is a corrected version of the article that appeared in print. JEFF A. Midstream clean collection is acceptable in most situations, but the specimen should be examined within two hours of collection.
A urinalysis is a test of your urine. A urinalysis is used to detect and manage a wide range of disorders, such as urinary tract infections, kidney disease and diabetes. A urinalysis involves checking the appearance, concentration and content of urine.