Lab Exercise Assessment
- What is your initial clinical impression based on your subject’s recent weight gain and reports of increased urination, hunger, thirst, and fatigue?
Macroscopic Exam Results
- How does your subject’s urine volume relate to your diagnosis?
- Why does this condition cause urine volume to change?
- How does the odor of your subject’s urine relate to your original clinical conclusions?
- What does your subject’s urine color indicate about her hydration level?
- Why, should your subject be concerned about dehydration?
- Did the specific gravity reading appear appropriate to your subject’s hydration level?
Chemical Exam Results
- What chemical compound appears to be abnormal?
- How does the abnormal chemical reading relate to the blood levels of the same chemical compound?
- What blood levels of the chemical compound are considered to be normal?
- Does the specific gravity of the urine correlate with its color?
- Do the results from the macroscopic and chemical exams support your initial clinical impressions resulting from the subject’s history?
- Do the test results indicate the presence of a urinary tract infection? Explain.
Microscopic Exam Results
- Did the results reveal any indication of kidney damage? Explain.
- Did the results reveal any indication that your subject may form kidney stones? Explain.
- Did the results reveal any indication of a urinary tract infection? Explain.
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