What is the role of urinalysis in the workup of heat stroke?

Updated: Nov 06, 2018
  • Author: Robert S Helman, MD; Chief Editor: Joe Alcock, MD, MS  more...
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Remember that urinary benzidine dipsticks do not differentiate between blood, hemoglobin, and myoglobin. Urine dipstick analyses that are positive for blood must be followed by a microscopic urinalysis to determine the presence or absence of red blood cells. Proteinuria also is common.


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