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Clinical Laboratory Test:
urine — neutrophils

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Description

The clinical test for neutrophils in urine is called a urine neutrophil count. This test is used to detect the presence of neutrophils in the urine, which can indicate an infection or inflammation in the urinary tract.

To obtain a urine neutrophil count, a sample of urine is collected from the patient and sent to a laboratory for analysis. The sample is then centrifuged to separate the cells from the urine. The cells are then stained with a special dye and examined under a microscope to count the number of neutrophils present. The results of the test are reported as a percentage of neutrophils in the urine sample.

Synonyms
  • ANC
  • PMN
  • polymorphonucleocytes
  • polys
  • segmented neutrophils
  • segs
Other Sample Sources for This Test
Some Diseases Associated with an Abnormal Neutrophils
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