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Scand J Urol Nephrol. 1996 Feb;30(1):25-7.

Can dipstick screening for hematuria identify individuals with structural renal abnormalities? A sonographic evaluation.

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  • 1Department of Radiology/Ultrasound, Glostrup Hospital, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.


The present study presents data from a population study of 659 randomly selected adult volunteers. All participants had a renal sonographic examination and at the same time had their urine tested for hematuria by dipstick. Thirty participants (5%) had dipstick hematuria. Similar rats of abnormal renal findings were obtained in the hematuria-positive and hematuria-negative groups, 10% and 8%, respectively. Our results suggest that dipstick investigation for hematuria in mass-screening programs is not effective for the detection of structural renal abnormalities.

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