Clinical analysis of human urine has been undertaken for millennia. Urine has been tied to kidney disease since around the time of Hippocrates, and types of urine crystals were identified in Europe well before the Middle Ages. Urinalysis was the first laboratory test in the history of medicine, and urine has always been recognized as an important source of patient data. However, it is highly unstable, making accurate collection, handling, and storage essential.
Are you up to date on the specimen requirements, interfering factors, interpretation, and panels related to urinalysis? Test yourself with this short quiz.
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Cite this: Bradley Schwartz. Fast Five Quiz: Urinalysis - Medscape - Jul 07, 2023.