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Urinalysis: What is your interpretation?


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The best interpretation of the results of this urinalysis is that the patient:

a. Has hepatic disease.
b. Has an inflammatory disorder of the urinary tract.
c. Is normal.
d. Has acute renal failure.
e. Has slight injury affecting the glomerular capillary walls.

CASE 3

Consider the following results obtained by analysis of a voided urine sample obtained from a 5-year-old neutered male Persian cat:

Color – yellow
Protein -trace
Turbidity - clear
RBC - 1 - 3 / hpf
Specific gravity - 1.045
WBC- 0 - 1/ hpf
pH - 7.0
Casts - none
Glucose - negative
Epithelial cells - occasional
Acetone - negative
Bacteria - none
Bilirubin - 1+
Crystals - few amorphous phosphates
Occult blood - negative

The best interpretation of the results of this urinalysis is that this feline patient:

a. Has significant bilirubinuria.
b. Has inflammatory disease syndrome along the urinary tract.
c. Is normal.
d. Has acute renal failure.
e. Has lower urinary tract disease.

CASE 4

Consider the following results obtained by analysis of a fresh urine sample obtained by cystocentesis from a 10-year-old spayed Pomeranian dog.

Color - yellow
Protein - 2+
Turbidity - cloudy
RBC - numerous / hpf
Specific gravity - 1.035
WBC - numerous / hpf
pH - 8.0
Casts - none
Glucose - negative
Epithelial cells - many
Acetone - negative
Bacteria - many cocci
Bilirubin - negative
Crystals - moderate struvite
Occult blood - 4+

The best interpretation of the results of this urinalysis is that the patient:

a. Has an inflammatory process somewhere along the urinary tract caused by bacterial infection.
b. Has an inflammatory process somewhere along the genitourinary tract caused by bacterial infection.
c. Has an inflammatory process somewhere along the urinary tract caused or complicated by bacterial infection.
d. Is normal, and the sample was contaminated during the process of analysis.
e. Has struvite uroliths associated with urinary-tract infection.

CASE 5

Consider the following results obtained by analysis of a voided urine sample obtained from a 10-year-old domestic neutered shorthair cat.

Color - yellow
Protein - negative
Turbidity - clear
RBC - negative
Specific gravity - 1.010
WBC - negative
pH - 6.0
Casts - negative
Glucose - negative
Epithelial cells - negative
Acetone - negative
Bacteria - negative
Occult blood - negative
Crystals - negative
Bilirubin- negative


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