Outcomes-based evaluation of dipstick urinalysis

William Clarke, Darryl Erik Palmer-Toy

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Dipstick urinalysis (DUA) is one of the cornerstones of point-of-care testingrelatively inexpensive, robust, easy to perform, painless to the patient, and available worldwide. Almost since the inception of the Clinistix (Ames Co., Elkhardt, IN) in 1956, DUA has been a staple for community health and preoperative screening, and in the workup of urinary tract and systemic diseases. Yet, the real clinical utility of DUA is more often assumed than proven. In this chapter, we progress through each component of DUA, to review the physiological and analytical considerations and then to discuss the literature on the efficacy of each component in the screening of various populations and in the workup of specific disorders.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPoint-of-Care Testing
Subtitle of host publicationPerformance Improvement and Evidence-Based Outcomes
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages31
ISBN (Electronic)9781420028898
ISBN (Print)0824708687, 9780824708689
StatePublished - Jan 1 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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