- To show the range of linearity and to relate this to the commonly observed results.
- To show the correlation between visual and objective instrument quantitation and give confidence in their clinical recording of urinalysis data.
- To show that, for a number of these tests, timing of the test observation is very important.
- To show that the range of strip response to analyte concentration is very limited and that disease processes can result in values far greater than the maximum allowed response.
The purpose of these urinalysis experiments is to teach students laboratory principles by using one of the most common laboratory procedures. We have designed these experiments so that they do not require an instrument, although if one is available, it can add to the experience of the student. The experiments are designed to demonstrate basic analytical principles that are directly applicable to their broader, real world experience.