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Urinalysis Interpretation: Part II

Matthew DeLaney, MD and Doug Wallace, MD
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Both urine dipstick and urine microscopy are reasonable first line tests for patients who have signs of a urinary tract infection. For healthy females with uncomplicated cystitis no further testing is required. For other patients, clinicians should consider ordering a urine culture. For most patients with asymptomatic bacteriuria, the risk of using antibiotics outweighs any benefit.

 

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Ian L., Dr -

In patients presenting with urinary symptoms you have to send off tests for PCR gonorrhea chlamydia and point of care tests are being developed and early models used in rural areas .
On offer are multi rapid Test Kit packs for chlamydia gonorrhoea syphilis and hep B for self testing .

Mike W., MD -

good thoughts Ian, thx!
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