3 Components of a Complete Urinalysis

November 7, 2017

Jennifer Ogeer, DVM, MSS, MBA, MA, medical affairs marketing manager for IDEXX Laboratories, Inc., talks about the 3 components of a complete urinalysis.

Jennifer Ogeer, DVM, MSS, MBA, MA, medical affairs marketing manager for IDEXX Laboratories, Inc., talks about the 3 components of a complete urinalysis.

1) Physical examination: to look at clarity, color, urine specific gravity, etc.

2) Chemical examination: to look for presence of glucose, white blood cells, red blood cells, etc.

3) Microscopic examination: to look at bacteria, crystals, etc.

These should be part of every minimum database that every veterinarian performs on a patient during a wellness test.