Image Quiz: What’s up with this urine sample?

Image Quiz: What’s up with this urine sample?

Bilirubin crystals, granular casts, Capillaria eggs ... do you know your stuff? Take a look at these snapshots and test your knowledge.
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Feb 19, 2016
By dvm360.com staff

Do you know what’s going on with the sediment in that urine sample you just took? Do you really? Here you'll see everything from the frequently present—white blood cells—to the rarely present—bilirubin crystals—with images produced by the new SediVue DX Urine Sediment Analyzer from IDEXX Laboratories. Think you're smarter than this machine? You can test your knowledge with the quiz below.

(Photo courtesy of SediVue DX Urine Sediment Analyzer from IDEXX Laboratories.)

Which of the following does this sample contain?

  1. Struvite crystals

  2. Calcium oxalate monohydrate crystals

  3. Granular casts

Answer:

If you chose B—Calcium oxalate monohydrate crystals—you are correct!

(Photo courtesy of SediVue DX Urine Sediment Analyzer from IDEXX Laboratories.)

What does this sample contain?

  1. White blood cells and a hyaline cast

  2. Squamous epithelial cells

  3. Capillaria eggs

 

Answer:

If you chose A—White blood cells (arrows) and a hyaline cast (highlighted in yellow)—you are correct.

(Photo courtesy of SediVue DX Urine Sediment Analyzer from IDEXX Laboratories.)

Does this sample contain (arrows):

  1. Fiber contamination

  2. Bilirubin crystals

  3. Squamous epithelial cells

 

Answer:

If you chose C—Squamous epithelial cells—you are correct.

(Photo courtesy of SediVue DX Urine Sediment Analyzer from IDEXX Laboratories.)

What is shown in this photo?

  1. Bilirubin crystals

  2. Fiber contamination

  3. Spermatozoa

 

Answer:

If you answered B—Fiber contamination—you are correct!

(Photo courtesy of SediVue DX Urine Sediment Analyzer from IDEXX Laboratories.)

What is this?

A. White blood cell

B. Granular cast

C. Capillaria egg

 

Answer:

If your answer was C—Capillaria egg—you are correct.

(Photo courtesy of SediVue DX Urine Sediment Analyzer from IDEXX Laboratories.)

What does this sample show (in yellow)?

  1. Hyaline casts

  2. Granular casts

  3. Contamination of sample

 

Answer:

If you chose B—Granular casts—you are correct.

(Photo courtesy of SediVue DX Urine Sediment Analyzer from IDEXX Laboratories.)

What is shown in this sample?

  1. Bilirubin crystals and hyaline casts

  2. Struvite crystals and calcium oxalate dihydrate crystals

  3. Spermatozoa

 

Answer:

If you chose B—Struvite crystals (white arrow) and calcium oxalate dihydrate crystals (black arrow)—you are correct.

(Photo courtesy of SediVue DX Urine Sediment Analyzer from IDEXX Laboratories.)

What is shown here?

A. Granular casts

B. Capillaria eggs

C. Spermatozoa

 

Answer:

If you chose C—Spermatozoa—you are correct.

(Photo courtesy of SediVue DX Urine Sediment Analyzer from IDEXX Laboratories.)

What is circled here?

  1. Bilirubin crystal

  2. Squamous epithelial cells

  3. White blood cells

 

Answer:

If you chose A—Bilirubin crystal—you are correct.

Now that you've proven your knowledge, the next step is to ... get that urine sample! Check out tips to collect urine samples here. For more about the IDEXX SediVue DX Urine Sediment Analyzer, click here.