Urine microscopy in 2012

Urine specimens form a large part of the workload in most clinical microbiology laboratories.

Clinicians are familiar with dipsticks for urinalysis and cell counts by microscopy using counting chambers on a purpose built microscope slide for cell counts. With time, automation comes to most procedures in such laboratories. Urinalysis is no different.

Most high volume microbiology laboratories have introduced automated technology for performing routine urine microscopy and urine dipstick chemistry.

Automated urinalysis systems incorporate