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Fundamentals of Urine and Body Fluid Analysis

Renowned for its clear writing style, logical organization, level and depth of content, and excellent color illustrations, Fundamentals of Urine & Body Fluid Analysis, 3rd Edition covers the collection and analysis of urine, fecal specimens, vaginal secretions, and other body fluids such as cerebrospinal, synovial, seminal, amniotic, pleural, pericardial, and peritoneal fluids. Expert author Nancy Brunzel shares her extensive knowledge and expertise in the field, presenting key information and essential techniques and procedures, as well as easy-to-grasp explanations of how to correlate data with basic anatomy and physiology to understand pathological processes.

Online version,

Imprint: Saunders

ISBN: 978-0-323-08997-5


    1. Microscopy
    2. Quality Assurance and Safety
    3. Urine Specimen Types, Collection, and Preservation
    4. The Kidney
    5. The Renal Function
    6. Physical Examination of Urine
    7. Chemical Examination of Urine
    8. Microscopic Examination of Urine Sediment
      Urine Sediment Image Gallery
    9. Renal and Metabolic Disease
    10. Fecal Analysis
    11. Seminal Fluid Analysis
    12. Amniotic Fluid Analysis
    13. Cerebrospinal Fluid Analysis
    14. Synovial Fluid Analysis
    15. Pleural, Pericardial, and Peritoneal Fluid Analysis
    16. Vaginal Fluid Analysis
    17. Automation of Urine and Body Fluid Analysis
    18. Body Fluid Analysis: Manual Hemacytometer Counts and Differential Slide Preparation

    Glossary of Terms

    Answers to Study Questions

    Appendix A. Reagent Strip Guide

    Appendix B. Reference Ranges


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