EFFECTIVENESS OF ROUTINE URINE ANALYSIS OF PATIENT ATTENDING RURAL HEALTH CENTERS IN ABBOTTABAD

Ruhila Hanif, Sirajuddin Hassan Ally, Jalal -ud- din, Khalid Khan

Abstract


Background: Renal diseases may be discovered accidentally during routine urinalysis. This study
was done to see the significance of urinalysis and study the magnitude of abnormal urinalysis in
patients with no symptoms of renal disease. Methods: From 15th February to 16th March 2005, a
total of 1000 samples of urine were collected from the patients attending three rural health centers
of Abbottabad. Dipstick Method was used for urinalysis. Results: there were 600 males and 400
female patients. The age ranged from 1 to 55 years. Proteinuria was present in 2.3%, hematuria in
4.8 % patients, pyuria in 10.2% and glycosuria in 2% patients. Conclusion: In our setup routine
urine analysis should be performed in all patients to identify the presence of unrecognized renal
diseases which may benefit from simple therapeutic measures.
Keywords: Urine, urinalysis, Proteinuria

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