Urine FEME

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A full and microscopic examination of urine (urine FEME) is a laboratory procedure that involves evaluating the biochemical properties of a urine specimen aided by microscopic analysis of the sample in question. Also called urinalysis, a urine FEME covers a visual examination (i.e. clarity, color), a dipstick test, employing a thin plastic strip graded against chemical imbalances, and a microscopic examination to note abnormalities at the cellular level.

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Many physicians conduct a urinalysis as a preliminary measure to determine overall health while also serving as a crucial index where telltale symptoms an individual is experiencing could carry possible epidemiological implications upon further testing. The urine FEME process is a coordinated methodology to help isolate biomarkers noted in a urine specimen by drawing on corresponding evidence from each test measure suggesting a particular health condition or disease. For example, a visual exam could provide details based on the appearance of urine alone. Hence, a foamy texture could suggest kidney disease while, conversely, a cloudy appearance can point to a urinary tract infection (UTI). The dipstick method helps cross-analyze the presence of residual byproducts found in urine that is otherwise displaced (i.e. protein) or appears in excess (i.e. glucose), respectively associated with kidney problems or diabetes. A laboratory technician uses a microscope to examine urine specimens where culture mediums showing bacteria or increased red blood cells or white blood cells are catalysts for underlying health issues.

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