Unit 10: Urinary Physiology This lab reviews the chemical (e.g. glucose and protein levels) and physical (e.g. color and pH level) characteristics of urine and identifies potential abnormalities. You will learn how to perform urinalysis, a clinical diagnostic tool used to analyze urine. This lab explains how you should read and interpret the results of the multistix/urine strip as part of the urinalysis procedure.
Unit 10 Time Advisory
This unit will take approximately 4 hours to complete.
Web Media: Youtube: gforneris: “Introduction to Urinalysis,” hennagerdj: “Urinalysis Part 1,” and VetLogicVideo: “Urine Test Strip” Link: YouTube: gforneris: “Introduction to Urinalysis,” (YouTube) hennagerdj: “Urinalysis Part 1,” (YouTube) and VetLogicVideo:“Urine Test Strip” (YouTube)
Instructions: Please watch the first video clip (about 5 minutes) to learn about urinalysis. This video reviews the physical and chemical characteristics of urine as well as abnormalities diagnosed by this test. “Urinalsysi Part 1” (about 10 minutes) explains how urinalysis test results can be obtained by observing the colors of the urine strip. The third video (about 40 seconds) demonstrates an actual test using urine and a strip.
Activity: Irwing Crowley: Clinical Laboratory Science: “Urinalysis” Link: Irwing Crowley: Clinical Laboratory Science: “Urinalysis” (HTML)
Instructions: Please read through this page (excluding the “Microscopic Exam” section) to learn about the procedures, methodologies, and interpretations of urinalysis. You will learn to test for various chemical and physical characteristics of urine using Multistix. This activity also explains how to interpret results to form clinical diagnoses.