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Analyzers, Laboratory, Urine

Definition : Laboratory analyzers that perform semiquantitative chemical analysis to determine the presence of certain analytes and estimate their concentration in a urine sample. These analyzers use reflectance photometry methods (usually using the amount of light produced by a LED [light emitting diode] and reflected from a reagent-impregnated test pad that has reacted with the urine sample in measured, automatic microscopy) and/or other methods (e.g., electrical impedance). Most of these instruments can detect bilirubin, glucose, ketones, pH, protein, leukocyte esterase, and other analytes using reagent-embedded dipsticks, but the results are less precise than those obtained with multianalyte chemical analyzers. These analyzers are used to help physicians in diagnosis and management of renal, urinary tract, and metabolic diseases.

Entry Terms : "Dedicated Clinical Chemistry Analyzers" , "Urine Analyzers"

UMDC code : 16886

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