The coverage in this text spans the entire spectrum of urine and body fluids analysis, providing your students with a solid foundation for learning. Topical material is augmented by case studies which are based on actual patients -- students learn to develop effective problem-solving skills. The text's major emphasis is on urinalysis, with coverage that includes / anatomy and physiology of the urinary tract / disease correlations / collecting specimens / instrumentation, and / physical, chemical, and microscopic examination. Other areas of interest include analysis of cerebrospinal fluid seminal fluid synovial fluid pleural, pericardial and peritoneal fluid, and quality assurance and safety in the clinical laboratory. Answers to case studies at the end of the text enhance and reinforce learned material. More than 200 full-color photomicrographs highlight normal and abnormal structures found in urinary sediment and other body fluids.