Online Fall 2014: Scientific Session 304-113-14: Urinary Casts: The Importance of Laboratory Identification
Scientific Session 304-113-14: Urinary Casts: The Importance of Laboratory Identification
Program Area: Urinalysis/Body Fluid Analysis
Level of Instruction: Intermediate
Contact Hours: 1.0
Description: This session will provide a review of the various types of casts that may be found in urine sediment as well as the disease states that may be indicated by their presence. We will examine cast composition, and we will discuss how cast formation can provide a unique picture of the physiological conditions within the kidneys.
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By the end of the course, the student will be able to:
1. Describe the major constituent which provides the matrix for urinary casts
2. Discuss the process of cast formation as well as concerns for proper detection and identification
3. Compare and contrast the various types of casts that may be formed
4. Recognize potential disease states that may be indicated by each type of cast
Mr Steve Edwards, MS(CLS), MT(ASCP)
Assistant Professor, Lincoln Memorial University
Mr. Edwards has indicated he has no financial relationships to disclose relevant to the content of this CME activity
- 1.00 Attendance
Participants must have access to a computer and a reliable high-speed Internet connection, Note that dial-up Internet connection speeds are not compatible with the learning management system.
Operating System Requirements:
- Operating System: Windows 2000, XP, Vista, 7
- Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo or higher
- Memory: 1GB or higher preferred
- Hard Disk Space: Sufficient to store course materials
- Monitor: 1024 x 768 minimum resolution
- Sound Card: ability to play audio clips
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- Windows Media for audio and video clips
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- Adobe Flash Player