Automated Urinalysis (UA) promotes streamlined testing of urine samples collected in the Emergency Department (ED).
By standardising process and reducing unnecessary microscopy, culture and sensitivity (M/C/S) testing of normal samples, it reduces costs and releases clinical time. The initiative incorporates some or all of the following:
- automating upload of urinalysis results to Auslab and ieMR
- robust process to ensure that normal urine samples are not routinely progressed for microscopy, culture and sensitivity
- relocation of Ward Test Urine (WTU) machines to onsite pathology laboratories.