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urinary sediment

Substances present in urine (i.e., bacteria, mucus, phosphates, uric acid, calcium oxalate, calcium carbonate, calcium phosphate, magnesium and ammonium phosphate; and more rarely, cystine, tyrosine, xanthine, hippuric acid, hematoidin) that separate and accumulate at the bottom of a container of urine. This process may be accelerated by centrifuging the urine specimen.
See also: sediment
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There is consensus for defining a complete response as inactive urinary sediment, a decrease in proteinuria to [less than or equal to] 0.2 g/day and normal or stable renal function (within 10% of normal glomerular filtration rate (GFR) if previously abnormal).
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Inaccuracy and inefficiency of urinary sediment analysis.
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As before, the core of the volume is an atlas of urinary sediment, with 190 full-color images categorized by cells, crystals found in acidic urine, crystals found in alkaline urine, casts, and miscellaneous images.
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In SLE patients, new clinical signs (e.g., rashes, arthritis, serositis); routine laboratory tests (CBC, serum creatinine, proteinuria, and urinary sediment); and immunologic tests (e.g., serum C3, anti-ds DNA) may offer information about the outcome in general and in potential organ involvement.
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Sysmex expects that the new model will be used for urinary sediment tests at not only larger facilities but also small and mid-sized hospitals.
The urinary sediment exam is also useful to detect Dioctophyma renale eggs (Medway et aL 1980).
The urinary sediment usually shows microhematuria and proteinuria.