Discover the theory and techniques used in one of the most performed tests in the diagnostic laboratory: urinalysis. Urinalysis is used to test for a variety of disorders, like kidney disease or diabetes, and includes analyzing the appearance, concentration and constituents of urine. Gain an understanding of the processes for chemical testing, microscopic examination of urine and, the importance of quality assurance processes. Review renal anatomy and physiology to correlate urinalysis with pathological conditions of the kidneys. skills you gain in
This course will refresh your knowledge on the normal and abnormal constituents of urine sediments microscopic examination, the tests performed during chemical analysis of urine, and how to recognize the physical characteristics of urine from a healthy individual and as well as the physiological processes that lead to the formation of urine.