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Urine Phase Contrast Microscopy Random Urine

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Urine Phase Contrast Microscopy Random Urine

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What is this test?

Urine Phase Contrast Microscopy test is used to check for the presence of blood and blood cells in urine. This test can be used to check for any internal damage associated with kidneys and the urinary system like glomerulonephritis, kidney damage, tumours and stones in kidneys or urinary tract, etc.

What is Phase contrast microscopy?

This is a type of microscopic imaging procedure used to visualize the cellular components present in the given sample. The cells in the given sample can be observed in their natural state rather than killing the cells and fixing them on the slides.

Why this test is recommended?

This test is recommended by the doctor to diagnose kidney diseases, urinary tract infections, viral or yeast or parasitic infections in the urinary tract. This test can also be recommended by the doctor to detect ay kidney damage due to any diseases or the use of medicines.

This test may be recommended by the doctor if you experience symptoms like pain while passing urine, dark or coffee coloured urine, mild to moderate back and abdominal pain, fever, burning sensation while passing urine etc.

Precautions:

Some medicines like ampicillin, cyclosporine, sulfamethoxazole, cisplatin, acetaminophen overdose, an overdose of salicylate, etc, may interfere with your test results. The results are also disturbed due to dyes used in imaging tests, menstrual blood, vaginal medicine, seizures, stroke, alcoholism, etc.

Test Preparation

Inform your doctor if you are on any medications, have any allergies or underlying medical conditions before your Urine Phase Contrast Microscopy Random Urine. Your doctor will give specific instructions depending on your condition on how to prepare for Urine Phase Contrast Microscopy Random Urine.

No Specific test preparations are required for this test.

Understanding your test results

Normal test results may vary based on age, medical conditions etc. The test results can be used to rule out the underlying diseases affecting the kidneys and the urinary tract.

The test results are said to be abnormal if any particles like crystals, platelets, red blood cells are seen in the sample of urine.

GenderAge groupsValue
MALEAll age groupsThe results are reported by pathologists based on the findings in the smear
FEMALEAll age groupsThe results are reported by pathologists based on the findings in the smear
MALEAll age groupsThe results are reported by pathologists based on the findings in the smear
FEMALEAll age groupsThe results are reported by pathologists based on the findings in the smear
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