Flashcards in Laboratory Deck (15):
Screening for genitourinary diseases/infections is an indication for what test?
What are 3 symptoms that would indicate the need for a UA?
List 3 of the one's below...
Abdominal pain of suspected GU origin
Monitoring for gestational diabetes in pregnant women
What procedure is used to reduce contaminants in a sample of urine?
What are 4 other indications outside of screening for GU diseases for performing a UA?
1. Screen for metabolic dz or end products of other diseases
2. Pregnancy: detect protein/glucose in urine
3. Dx and manage renal dz
4. Part of a screening physical
On a UA what would indicate a non-clean catch?
Squamous epithelial cells
What 2 things does specific gravity assess on a UA?
1. Concentration/Filtration status of kidneys
2. Hydration of pt
Water diuresis, diabetes insipidus, and end-stage renal disease all have what in common on a UA?
Low specific gravity
Urobilinogen, bile, or bilirubin problems
Ingestion of rhubarb
and medications such as Metronidazole & Chloroquine
may cause what issue in a urine sample?
Amber-brown colored urine
Cola colored urine indicates what is present in a UA?
List 4 reasons for red colored urine (not pathologies).
List 4 out of 6 answers:
4. Cascara use
5. Beet consumption
Sweet smelling urine is a UA finding for what type of infection?
Dehydration, Proteinuria, CHF, and DM can lead to what UA finding?
High specific gravity
Musty smelling urine indicates what pathology?
List 4 causes of urine cloudiness.