Equis ISSN 2398-2977

Urine: erythrocytes

Contributor(s): Annalisa Barrelet

Overview

  • To detect hematuria   Urine: hematuria  .
  • Useful in urinary tract inflammation   Bladder: cystitis - bacterial  , prostatic disease, urolithiasis and calculi.

Sampling

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Tests

Methodologies

Dipstick
  • Immerse dipstick in urine until wet.
  • Remove and shake off excess urine.
  • Hold horizontally to avoid run-off between pads.
  • Read test at correct time interval.

Microscope examination
EitherAdd 1 drop of sedistain or a supravital stain such as Sternheimer-Malbin to the sediment.
OrLeave 0.5 ml urine in centrifuge tube.

  • Resuspended sediment by vigorously tapping the centrifuge tube.
  • Transfer one drop of sediment to a microscope slide (via a pipette) and place a coverslip over it.
  • Lower the condenser on microscope to improve contrast.
  • Systematically examine entire specimen under the lower power objective, assessing quantity and type of sediment .
  • Examine sediment under the high power objective to identify morphology of elements and to detect bacteria .

Availability

  • All veterinary clinics.
  • External laboratories.

Technique (intrinsic) limitations

  • Site of hemorrhage.

Result Data

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers


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