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Perhaps there is no other medical laboratory test in which the specimen is so readily obtainable, easily examined, and informative as the urinalysis. Regrettably, there is no laboratory specimen collected so poorly, analyzed so haphazardly, and misinterpreted so frequently as urine. Proper methods for collection and analysis of urine have been available for years. Yet too few clinicians concern themselves with this "physiologic renal biopsy." Thus, unfortunately, renal diseases, so notorious for their asymptomatic presence, continue to be unrecognized, disregarded, or misdiagnosed because of faulty urine examination techniques and interpretation.
This handbook would be a most practical addition to any
A Handbook of Urinalysis and Urinary Sediment.. Ann Intern Med. ;81:725. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-81-5-725_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1974;81(5):725.
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