G. E. Schreiner, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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Careful examination of urinary sediment is the single most important laboratory examination that can be done in a physician's office or in a hospital. For maximum value, the microscopic examination should be done by the physician himself after he has taken the patient's history and performed the physical examination.
Newer techniques of microscopy, including polarized light and phase contrast, and new histochemical techniques such as the use of supravital stains, have enhanced the value of the urinary sediment.
Color slides illustrate the important findings that may be seen with urinary microscopy with the use of all of these techniques.
G. E. Schreiner. Urinary Sediment.. Ann Intern Med. 1963;58:744. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-58-4-744_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1963;58(4):744.
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