John Muir Medical Center Laboratory Urinalysis Department announces the conversion of manual urine microscopic analysis to an automated flow cell system that counts & characterizes the separate elements in the specimen.
Particle microscopy significantly aids in the diagnosis of renal & urinary tract disease. This is a non-invasive method used as a routine diagnostic screen, a monitor of disease progression & of therapeutic efficacy. The urine microscopic reflexes from our Urine Screen when any of the following chemistries are positive: glucose, blood, nitrite, leukocyte esterase or protein. It is also performed as part of our Conditional Urine test.
The IRIS iQ200 uses proprietary flow imaging and auto-particle recognition technology to classify and quantify 13 urine particles: RBCs, WBCs, WBC clumps, hyaline casts, pathological casts, squamous epithelial cells, non-squamous epithelial cells, bacteria, yeast, crystals, mucus, sperm and artifacts. These particles are digitally imaged with a DDC camera and subject to visual review by the resulting Clinical Laboratory Scientist.
Performed: 7 days/24 hrs. Reported: Same day. Specimen required: One orange/yellow-top conical Vacutainer tube with preservative. Transport at room temperature.
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