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Perform Routine Clinical Urinalysis Test

Medical Assisting > Laboratory Testing
Learn how to prepare for and administer a routine clinical urinalysis test.

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A routine clinical urinalysis test is a diagnostic antigen test used to detect the presence of pathogens that cause infection, as well as the pH balance and specific gravity in a patient’s urine. Additional commonly tested parameters include the level of leukocytes, hemoglobin, ketones, glucose, proteins, nitrite, bilirubin and urobilinogen. Positive results can aid in the diagnosis of various medical conditions, so the physician can order additional testing and prescribe appropriate treatment plans.

This module will focus on the “clean catch urine sample”.

You’ll learn

  • Relevant medical terminology
  • Correct pre-procedure techniques
  • How to prepare the patient for the procedure
  • To understand the indications for a urinalysis test
  • Methods for collecting and processing a urine sample
  • Methods for interpreting test results
  • Correct documentation and post-procedure requirements
  • And much more (see Content Details for more specific information)
Step 1 - Preparation
Step 1.1 - Equipment preparation
Step 1.2 - Medical assistant preparation
Step 1.3 - Patient preparation
Step 2 - Obtain a clean catch urine sample
Step 2.1 - Proper collection
Step 3 - Process urine sample
Step 3.1 - Perform physical examination
Step 3.1.1 - Urine volume
Step 3.1.2 - Urine odor
Step 3.1.3 - Urine color
Step 3.1.4 - Urine clarity
Step 3.2 - Perform chemical test
Step 4 - Read the results
Step 5 - Complete the procedure
  • Describe pre-procedure considerations for a urinalysis.
  • Describe and demonstrate the preparation for a urinalysis.
  • Identify reasons to conduct a urinalysis.
  • Identify the various collection methods used to obtain a urine specimen.
  • Describe and demonstrate how to perform a urinalysis through a physical and chemical exam.
  • Identify and understand how to interpret test results.
  • Describe and demonstrate the correct post-procedure considerations.
  • Define and demonstrate correct recording and reporting procedures.
  • Define and use related medical terminology.
  •  Understand Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) guidelines.
  • Understand correct post-procedure considerations.
  • Explain the Patient Privacy Rule (HIPAA), Patient Safety Act, and Patients' Bill of Rights.

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