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Level of instruction: Basic
Intended Audience: Clinical Laboratory Science Students, and medical technologists and technicians seeking review or continuing education opportunities. It is also appropriate medical students, pathology residents, and pathologists.
Course Description: This course covers the basics of urinalysis microscopic examination, including numerous brightfield and phase contrast images of urinary sediment elements. It is assumed that students have a basic knowledge of urinalysis macroscopic and dip stick examination. The course covers specimen collections and processing, casts, cellular elements, normal and abnormal crystals, parasites, artifacts, and basic biochemical tests to help identify certain elements. It describes a method of quantitation of urine specimens, and emphasizes the intelligent correlation of macroscopic and microscopic results, by the reported technologist.
About the Course: This course is part of a series of courses adapted for the web by MediaLab, under license from Education Materials for Health Professionals, Inc. Dayton OH, 45420. Copyright EMHP.