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 language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Point-of-Care Testing|
|Subtitle of host publication||Performance Improvement and Evidence-Based Outcomes|
|Number of pages||31|
|ISBN (Print)||0824708687, 9780824708689|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2002|
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