044 - Quantification of bacteriuria and leukocyturia byusing the Sysmex UF-1000i in comparison withurine quantitative colture
Autor(s): F. Manoni, L. Fornasiero, M. Ercolin, A.Tinello, M. Ferrian, S.Valverde, G. Gessoni
Background. UTI are a quite common disease and so the more common samples tested in routine diagnostic microbiology laboratory are urine samples. The gold standard for diagnosis is still bacterial culture but a large proportion of samples are negative. Unnecessary culture can be reduced by an effective screening test. Methods. We have evaluated the analytical and diagnostic performances of a new urine cytometer, the Sysmex UF-1000i, in 209 urine samples submitted to our laboratory for culture. We have compared bacteria and leukocytes count performed by using the UF-1000i with CFU quantification on CLED agar to asses the best cut-off values. .....