Do urine dipsticks reliably predict microhematuria? The bloody truth!

@article{Moore1988DoUD,
  title={Do urine dipsticks reliably predict microhematuria? The bloody truth!},
  author={Gregory P. Moore and Mervyn Robinson},
  journal={Annals of emergency medicine},
  year={1988},
  volume={17 3},
  pages={257-60}
}
Some literature has cast doubt on the reliability of urine dipsticks in the search for microhematuria. In our study, 2,000 urine dipsticks (two brands) were tested on urine samples containing 0, 0 to 5, 5 to 10, 10 to 20, and 20 to 50 red blood cells per high-power field. The same samples were retested four hours later and the same sticks were tested after four months of aging. Variables controlled for included observer, lighting, performance according to package insert, pH, specific gravity… CONTINUE READING