By Amer Wahed, MD FRCPath - 13th Apr 2021 - Course previews

Examining the microscopic appearance of urine sediment

Microscopic examination of the urine sediment is an essential part of the urinalysis, as it allows for confirmation and clarification of urine dipstick findings. It also allows for the identification of elements not evaluated by the urine dipstick, including red blood cells, white blood cells, epithelial cells, crystals, and casts.

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