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, vol.40, no.4, pp.277-282, 2016 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier


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.