HS-CLT-5. The student will obtain, label, preserve, and process urine specimens for lab analysis results.
Describe the different types of urine specimens, collection and labeling procedures, and identify their diagnostic uses.
Explain the role of refrigeration and preservatives in accurate urinalysis.
List the physical properties of urine to include color, odor, and transparency.
Describe methods used to measure the specific gravity of urine.
Perform basic chemical analysis of urine and specific back-up test for positive results.
Demonstrate how to prepare a urine specimen for microscopic examination of sediment.
Identify and quantify microscopic elements in urine sediment to include cells, casts, crystals, bacteria, and artifacts.
Identify the normal and pathological ranges of chemical and microscopic elements in urine.