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From The CriticsReviewer: Sherri L. Yong, MD(Loyola University Medical Center)
Description: This unique textbook/atlas describes the methodology and interpretation of urine analysis by various laboratory technologies with respect to renal and lower urinary tract disorders. It combines and illustrates the technologies of reagent chemical testing, microscopic evaluation of urine sediment, and urine cytology to formulate an accurate and comprehensive interpretation for clinicians treating patients with urinary system pathology.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide useful diagnostic information regarding renal and lower urinary system diseases through noninvasive and inexpensive laboratory methods. Succinct and specific information is given, which describes basic introductory material specimen collection and processing and comprehensive analysis of results. The authors' objectives are met at the level of their intended audience.
Audience: The book is written for physicians diagnosing and treating patients with renal and urinary tract disorders and for medical laboratory personnel. The many black-and-white and color pictures would serve as a good atlas for technologists and the interpretive information would certainly be useful for nephrologists and urologists.
Features: The diagrams and numerous charts enhance the text information. The photographs are of high quality, making this a useful reference atlas. Specimen procedures are also well documented and illustrated. A series of diagnostic case studies and a comprehensive glossary are also included.
Assessment: This unique book offers a comprehensive look at the evaluation and interpretation of urine with respect to basic laboratory testing. The quality of the illustrations is superb, making it a useful reference atlas. The information would be most useful for nephrologists and urologists.