Efficient use of laboratory resources: pre-screening for urine cultures by automated urinalysis and microscopy to allow exclusion of specimens from culture workflow


Gulmez D. , Hascelik G.

LABORATORIUMSMEDIZIN-JOURNAL OF LABORATORY MEDICINE, cilt.40, ss.277-282, 2016 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 40 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2016
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1515/labmed-2015-0069
  • Dergi Adı: LABORATORIUMSMEDIZIN-JOURNAL OF LABORATORY MEDICINE
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.277-282

Özet

Background: Most of the urine cultures give negative results, leading to inefficient use of resources. The aim of this study was to evaluate and optimize screening by urinalysis and urine microscopy allowing elimination from the culture workflow, and find out if it might be cost effective in Turkey.