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IMAGE ARTICLE | OPEN ACCESS DOI: 10.23937/2474-3682/1510139

Urine Sediment Abnormalities with Sedimax® Contrust PRO in CKD

Sulejmani A1, Falbo R1*, Giacobone C1, Spiti S1, Sala MR1 and Brambilla P1,2

1University Department of Laboratory Medicine, Desio Hospital, Via Mazzini 1, Desio, MB, Italy

2Department of Medicine and Surgery, University Milano Bicocca, Piazza dell'Ateneo Nuovo 1, Milano, Italy



Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) is an increasing global public health problem and usually occurs as a silent disease, often diagnosed in advanced stages of renal dysfunction. An estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) below 60 mL/min/1.73 m2 and/or markers of kidney damage for > 3 months are the criteria that define CKD. Among the markers of kidney damage, urine sediment abnormalities are a simple means to facilitate the diagnosis of CKD.


Urine sediment images were obtained with SediMAX® conTRUST PRO. The images provided were both in phase contrast and bright field.

Results and conclusions

SediMAX® conTrust PRO, a new automated sediment analyzer, with concomitant bright field and phase contrast microscopy enables the best interpretation of the CKD urine sediment abnormalities in terms of quality, detail, and definition of the urine elements.