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Which patients need a complete urinalysis?

Urinalysis reveals abnormalities in "healthy" patients

Results of a large, prospective study of dogs and cats across all age groups strongly support including a complete urinalysis as part of the minimum diagnostic database.1
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3,177

fresh urine samples analyzed on the VetLab UA analyzer and the SediVue Dx Urine Sediment Analyzer in a prospective study.

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487

participating veterinary practices in North America

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100%

of patients were "healthy" at the time of sample collection according to staff and/or pet owners.

Abnormalities were common:

1 in 3


had 1 or more

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1 in 10


had 2 or more

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Abnormalities included:

Hematuria

15%

Blood

11%

Proteinuria

6%

Pyruia

11%

Bacteriuria

6%

Glucosuria

3%

These findings warranted further consideration of workup

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Study conclusion

Results strongly support including a complete urinalysis as part of the minimum diagnostic database.

Routine urinalysis helps diagnose hidden conditions

 

Benson and Lucy

Two-year-old Benson and one-year-old Lucy belong to a veterinarian at Lambs Gap Animal Hospital in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. Although the young dogs had good appetites, appropriate activity levels, and no clinical signs on presentation, the veterinarian opted for free urine testing as part of UA Day. 

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Abigail

At her checkup, seven-month-old Abigail appeared healthy and active, with no overt clinical signs. Because it happened to be UA Day, her veterinarian decided to include urine sediment analysis as part of her diagnostic workup. 

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When else do you need to run a complete urinalysis?

Investigating clinically ill patients

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Kidney disease

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Lower urinary tract disease

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Vomiting/diarrhea

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Polyuria/polydipsia

Monitoring ongoing health plans

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Kidney disease

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Lower urinary tract disease or urinary tract infection

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Urolithiasis

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Liver

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Reference:

  1. Data on file at IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. Westbrook, Maine USA.