Scientific Works Series C. Veterinary Medicine

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URINALYSIS IN THE DIAGNOSTIC WORKUP - A CASE SERIES

Published in Scientific Works. Series C. Veterinary Medicine, Vol. LXVII, Issue 1
Written by Ana Maria GOANTA, Roxana IGNATESCU, Carmen IONITA, Natalia RADULEA, Lucian IONITA

This study demonstrates the utility of performing a relatively simple, inexpensive test during the diagnostic workup of several canine patients presented in the Internal Medicine Clinic of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of Bucharest. Although universally recommended, urinalysis is infrequently used in our clinic when not diagnosing and monitoring lower urinary tract disease. The cases presented will reinforce the necessity of performing a simple urinalysis and various pathologies that induce alterations of the urine, either in its chemical or cellular constituents or by interfering with the ability to concentrate urine. However, urinalysis is not diagnostic in every patient - it should be interpreted in light of the clinical presentation and of the other laboratory tests. The use of this test in the diagnosis of most nonurinary diseases requires serial examinations to emphasize persistent alterations and demonstrate the need for a diagnostic workup.

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