Author(s): Ito K, Nozaki T
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Abstract Recent advances in the automated instruments for morphological tests are significant. Although the urine sediment (urine formed element) analyzer was developed 20 years after the automated leukocyte differential analyzer, remarkable advances were made in these several years in Japanese manufacturers with an excellent technology. Now accurate and precise results can be obtainable quickly, especially, in RBCs & WBCs with unspun urine. Moreover, additional clinically useful findings are available such as RBC morphological information and Glitter cells of WBCs. At the moment, detailed examination of epithelial cells and casts is difficult but from now on, the automation of these fundamental tests will be improved increasingly by a development of analytical algorithm & staining technology, supported by the current laboratory needs for higher reliability and labor savings.
This article was published in Rinsho Byori
and referenced in Reconstructive Surgery & Anaplastology