By Audrey K. Cook, BVM&S, MRCVS, MSc Vet Ed, DACVIM-SAIM, DECVIM-CA, DABVP (feline)
The evaluation of a patient’s urine is an essential component of a comprehensive health assessment, and a urinalysis (UA) should be included in both wellness examinations and diagnostic workups in dogs and cats. However, sample collection, handling, and processing can all impact findings, and a consistent approach is essential. In addition, practitioners need to be aware of the indications for additional urine-based tests, along with their requirements and limitations.
Urine samples should, whenever possible, be collected prior to any therapeutic interventions, particularly fluids, glucocorticoids, antibiotics, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories (NSAIDS), or any drug with documented nephrotoxicity...
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