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Most labs do not perform the microscopic until one of the macroscopic parameters is positive.
------------------------------ Don Tran Supervisor/Lead Med Lab Scientist/MedTechnologist ...
Hello Mark Kohlhepp, I remember when I was in Clinical Laboratory we had a refreshment training then it was a discussion on the dipstick Vs Microscopic. Then; the study paper attached was our reference. And I hope it will help you with your question. ...
I am a lead tech at a Children's Hospital. I am wondering if there are articles about testing Urinalysis dipstick, using the protein, blood, nitrite, and leukocyte esterase (any results that are not negative) to reflex the microscopic Urinalysis ...