Urinalysis and Body Fluids

Urinalysis and Body FluidsUrinalysis and Body Fluids


  • Uses a clear, reader-friendly writing style.
  • Examines the chemistry of urinalysis, including…
    • Reactions on dip sticks
    • Confirmatory methods
    • Causes of false positives and negatives
    • Different levels of sensitivity in the two major dip stick producers

  • Organizes reagent strip information with headers that clearly delineate the clinical significance, reactions, and interference.
  • Uses case studies and clinical situations to promote problem-solving and critical-thinking skills.
  • Provides procedure and summary boxes for quick reference.
  • Includes study questions at the end of each chapter that emulate questions on the national ASCP examination.
  • Discusses the safety precautions needed to guard against hazards related to urine and body fluid analyses.
  • Features more than 175 full-color slides of urine, cerebrospinal, seminal, synovial, serous, and vaginal fluids, positioned close to the related text.
  • Reviews renal physiology and renal function testing.
  • Offers comprehensive discussions of the physical, chemical, and microscopic analyses of urine.
  • Describes, in detail, the laboratory tests used for the diagnosis and monitoring of diseases of glomerular, tubular, interstitial, and vascular origins.
  • Covers quality assurance and management, including requirements of accrediting agencies.
  • Discusses instrumentation currently used the urinalysis laboratory.

Urinalysis and Body Fluids | | 4.5