Therefore, we believe that the confirmatory sulfosalicylic acid test should be performed in all cases of pathological microscopic findings in the urine (presence of [greater than or equal to]10 fresh erythrocytes/[micro]L and/or [greater than or equal to]1 dysmorphic erythrocyte/ [micro]L and/or [greater than or equal to]10 leukocytes/[micro]L and/or [greater than or equal to]1 cylinder (except hyaline) and/or [greater than or equal to]1 nonsquamos epithelial cells/[micro]L and/or [greater than or equal to]100 bacteria/[micro]L) even if the test strip examination is negative for proteinuria.
1 erythrocyte Dismorficni eritrociti Legend: SSA+: positive sulfosalicylic acid test; SSA-: negative sulfosalicylic acid test Legenda: SSA+: pozitivan test na sulfosalicilnu kiselinu; SSA: negativan test na sulfosalicilnu kiselinu Note: Table made from bar graph.
The major objective of this study was to determine the reliability and accuracy of the sulfosalicylic acid test in the fast measurement of proteinuria.
The sulfosalicylic acid test is useful for a quick diagnosis of proteinuria.
Contrariwise, sulfosalicylic acid test can be performed in random urine specimens obtained at admission.
Despite this limitation, use of the sulfosalicylic acid test reduces the total number of quantitative 24-hourproteinuria measurements required.
The sulfosalicylic acid test is innocuous and easy to use and could become the ideal test under these circumstances (12).
Before recommending the routine use of the sulfosalicylic acid test to detect proteinuria in pregnant patients affected by hypertensive disorders, it is mandatory to confirm that the promising results found in this study can be reproduced.