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In today's high technology, microscopic examination of the urine sediment has been often neglected as a diagnostic tool. Yet this relatively inexpensive and noninvasive test of a readily available body fluid can provide the earliest clue for the presence of a renal parenchymal or urinary tract disease. Schumann provides a wealth of information on the subject in his well-organized and comprehensive book.
Among the 10 chapters, there is a nice balance between the descriptions of modern techniques in urine collection and examination and the clinical significance of urinary sediment findings. The chapter on methods of urine examination covers the various
Urine Sediment Examination.. Ann Intern Med. 1980;93:940. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-93-6-940_2
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